A NEW ISSUE OF AL JADID IS JUST OUT
VOL. 23, NO. 77, 2019
ESSAYS & FEATURES
Al Jadid Digital 76 is Out, Featuring Essays, Reviews, Fiction and Poetry!
May Menassa (1939-2019): Journalist, Novelist Wrote in the Black Ink of War and Tragedy
Forthcoming in Al Jadid
The Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) spurred the production of a vast literature. Yet only a small fraction of these books, novelsand memoirs are available in English. An even smaller portion received wide attention through reviews or publicity campaigns. This leaves a void in the English language about the literature of this war. This essay highlights one novelist’s contributions in the Arabic literature of the war as well as a brief glimpse into her life.
Marie Colvin: The Real 'Rose in the Desert'
Jocelyne Saab: A Just Life
Filmmaker, Journalist, Photographer, Fighter for Justice Dies at 70
Jocelyne Saab belonged to a generation of Lebanese filmmakers and artists, often described as progressive and leftist, that emerged before, during, and after the Lebanese Civil War. A contemporary of directors like Burhan Alawia, John Chamoun, Maroun Baghdadi, Nahla al-Shahal, young progressive directors of the time, Saab shared their commitment to social justice, basic reforms in the pre-1975 Lebanese political system, and a commitment to defending the rights of Palestinians both within Lebanon and supporting their struggle against Israeli occupation.