the fire these times

85/ The Legacy of the Great Lebanon Famine (with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari)

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Out everywhere on Saturday July 31st 2021.

This is a conversation with Lina Mounzer and Timour Azhari, repeat guests on the podcast, about the legacy of the Great Famine of Mount Lebanon (1915–1918) and its legacy today.

Topics Discussed + Resources:

Recommended Books


  • On the Road by Jack Kerouack
  • Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami
  • Citizen Hariri by Hannes Bauman


  • Beirut Nightmares by Ghada Samman
  • A Month in Siena & The Return by Hicham Matar
  • Yes, I am a destroyer by Mira Mattar

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Music by Tarabeat.

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