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The Resource Jasmine and fire : a bittersweet year in Beirut, Salma Abdelnour

Jasmine and fire : a bittersweet year in Beirut, Salma Abdelnour

Label
Jasmine and fire : a bittersweet year in Beirut
Title
Jasmine and fire
Title remainder
a bittersweet year in Beirut
Statement of responsibility
Salma Abdelnour
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'In a way, food has always been my road home. The Beirut scenes I remember most vividly from childhood are of hanging out for hours over fragrant platters of juicy chargrilled meats and just-caught seafood, piping-hot loaves of fresh pita, and pistachio-topped pastries oozing with cream and honey and orange-blossom syrup...' Salma Abdelnour was just nine years old when, in July 1981, as bombs exploded around them, she and her family fled the bloody civil war in Lebanon for a quiet, safe new life in surburban America. Now, thirty years later, she returns to the place where she hopes to never feel like a stranger. In Jasmine and Fire, Abdelnour shares her intimate journey of rediscovery as she explores today's Beirut, one of the world's most hauntingly beautiful, dynamic and troubled cities, and of witnessing up close a year of dramatic changes in the Middle East and the rise of the Arab Spring. Against a backdrop of turmoil and uncertainty, she takes comfort in some of Beirut's enduring traditions, especially its legendary love of food. Through rediscovering the favourite dishes of her childhood, she slowly begins to find her way home and a new sense of belonging. Like the best Lebanese meal, this unforgettable love letter to a fascinating city full of beauty, tragedy and hope will leave you wanting more
Biography type
autobiography
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Abdelnour, Salma
Dewey number
915.692
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Abdelnour, Salma
  • Lebanese Americans
  • Transnationalism
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
  • Beirut (Lebanon)
Label
Jasmine and fire : a bittersweet year in Beirut, Salma Abdelnour
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Publication
Control code
000049148773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780732295721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Jasmine and fire : a bittersweet year in Beirut, Salma Abdelnour
Publication
Control code
000049148773
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
328 p.
Isbn
9780732295721
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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