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    A fictional story set against the political unrest in Palestine, following a young boy trying to find his father.

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  • Lovesong

    Afaf Zurayk

    An exquisite celebration of one of the deepest and strongest of human emotions.

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    Najwa Kawar Farah

    Najwa Kawar Farah relates emotions of love and longing in this moving collection of poetry and paintings.

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    Niyazi Kizilyurek

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  • Jerusalemites

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  • Threads of Identity

    Widad Kamel Kawar

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  • Rue du Mexique

    Suhail Bulos

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September 17, 2016

Vanished Book Signing in Beiurt

Join us and author Ahmed Masoud for the book signing of his critically acclaimed novel Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda in conversation with Jehan Bseiso.

The book signing will take place at Dar El-Nimer for Arts & Culture in Beirut between 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday 17 Septermber.

Vanished was nominated for the Palestine Book Awards 2015.


Ahmed Masoud is a writer and director who grew up in Palestine and moved to the UK in 2002. His credits include Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London and Edinburgh 2009), Escape from Gaza (BBC Radio 4, 2011), Walaa, Loyalty (London 2014, funded by Arts Council England). Ahmed is the founder of Al Zaytouna Dance Theatre (2005) where he wrote and directed several productions in London, with subsequent European Tours. After finishing his PhD research, Ahmed published many journals and articles including a chapter in Britain and the Muslim World: A historical Perspective (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011). An earlier version of Vanished won the Muslim Writers Awards (London 2011 supported by Penguin Books).


Jehan Bseiso is a Palestinian poet, researcher and aid-worker currently based in Beirut.Born in Los Angeles, she grew up in Jordan and studied in Lebanon at the American University of Beirut, from where she has a Masters in English Literature.

Her poetry has been published in the Electronic Intifada and The Palestine Chronicle among others. She is part of the regional collective "The Poeticians" whose first collection Nowhere Near a Damn Rainbow: Unsanctioned Writing From The Middle East was published in 2012. In "I Remember My Name" , published in April 2016 ,her poems appears alongside two other Palestinian poets. The book is nominated for a Palestine Book award.
Bseiso is currently working on a collection of poems entitled "Conversations Continued". It is a compilation of real, misheard, and misremembered conversations-always interrupted, never really complete or closed.
There's a chapter dedicated to Palestine, titled Conversations Homeland.


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