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The Enchanting and Ossified Past: Visiting Lebanon with Roseanne Saad Khalaf

By 
Malek Abisaab

LEBANON: FOUR JOURNEYS TO THE PAST, by Roseanne Saad Khalaf, 225 pp. Dar An-NaharBeirut: 1998.

Roseanne Khalaf visits the Lebanese past with a personal rather than historical bent, weaving travelogues, autobiography and history into four short stories. From the bleak present and the gloomy depths of the Civil War (1975-90), the author reminisces about the "beauty, magic, mystery," and the "enchantment" of the Lebanon that was.

Oliver Weber's AFGHANISTAN: ASSASINATED MEMORY

By 
George Tarabishi

From this perspective, this book, which collects articles written by 12 international researchers in various areas of cultural studies, represents a cry of protest against "the crime against culture" that was the Taliban's continual objective from their capture of Kabul in September of 1996.

Afghanistan: La Memoire Assasinee (Afghanistan: Assassinated Memory)
Edited by Olivier Weber 
Published by Editions Mille et Une Nuits, Paris
2001,140 pages

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