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I’m devastated for Beirut – a city I thought I hated

EPA/ Ibrahim Dirani/Dar Al Mussawir

Rola El-Husseini, Lund University Since the explosion in Beirut I’ve listened repeatedly to the song Ya Beirut (Oh Beirut) by the Lebanese diva Majida al-Roumi, while obsessively reading the news and checking on extended family members – like any other expatriate Lebanese. The song, which was originally a poem by the Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani, describes the city as it …

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