In early July, we wrote about two suicides in Lebanon while holding off on a third until we fact-checked it. Subsequently, the Beirut-based Al Modon newspaper wrote about a total of four suicides, including the two reported here. The article’s author deliberately stressed the reasons behind the suicides were not personal, but rather related to deteriorating economic conditions and the loss of dignity.
Essays and Features
How Lebanon’s ‘State within a State’ Escalated Financial Disaster: Two Beirut Landmarks – AUB, and Le Bristol Hotel – the Latest Collateral Damage
EDITOR’S NOTEBOOK IN FORTHCOMING AL JADID, VOL. 24, NO. 78, 2020
Farah Al-Qasimi: Between Two Worlds: Arab Americans in Detroit
Women in Kanafani’s ‘Umm Saad’: How Revolutionary Is The ‘Revolutionary Mother’ As Symbol and Actor?
Award-Winning Amin Maalouf Sees World Civilization on the Edge of the Abyss!
Sayyed Darwish, Major Arab Music Pioneer
Bandar Abdel Hamid (1947-2020): Editor and Poet Transformed His Humble Damascus Apartment into Inspiring ‘Literary Salon’
The Metamorphosis of a 19th Century Syrian Feminist: Hanna K. Kourani’s Journey from Lebanese Village to Chicago Women’s Rights Conference