It’s Friday evening, and an animated crowd is pressing itself at the Pitoeff theatre in Geneva to attend the roundtable with five Lebanese authors during the Fureur de Lire Festival that’s focusing on Lebanon this year. The discussion, chaired by Farouk Mardam Bey ,director of the French Sindbad collection, and organised by Alain Bittar from … Continue reading

Pictures from Syria, Lebanon and Jordan

3 weeks of traveling between Lebanon, Syria and Jordan gave us time to take many, many pictures of these fascinating countries…We hope you’ll enjoy them as much as we did…Each ot them has a story, but I would like to relate the story of what I would call “the absent picture”. While walking in Beirut … Continue reading

A Coffee with Maya Zankoul

When Maya joins me for coffee on a sunny Thursday afternoon in Beirut, we have already tweeted, facebooked, texted and called each other. Thanks to Facebook and the 800 photos of me, she knows full well what I look like, but that doesn’t prevent me from texting her « I’ll be the girl in the … Continue reading

Plaisir du (Bon) Mot et Histoires de Plume

Plumes entremêlées, regards complices et répartie mordante, c’est en toute simplicité que quatre des principaux caricaturistes libanais se sont prêtés au jeu des questions réponses, entourés de leurs œuvres et visiblement heureux de leur visite en Suisse. La discussion, qui s’est tenue le 17 juin 2009 à la librairie arabe l’Olivier, bastion culturel bien connu … Continue reading