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Shatila Stories

Shatila Stories

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2000s: A series of stories and impressions from the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut

  • ISBN: 978-1908670489
  • Translator: Nashwa Gowanlock
  • Genre: Fiction, Short Stories

What you need to know before your trail

Adam and his family flee Syria and arrive at the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. Conditions in this overcrowded Palestinian camp are tough, and violence defines many of the relationships: a father fights to save his daughter, a gang leader plots to expand his influence, and drugs break up a family. Adam struggles to make sense of his refugee experience, but then he meets Shatha and starts to view the camp through her eyes

Travel Guide

The Shatila refugee camp

The Shatila camp is one of the most well-known camp in the Middle East. It’s also known as the Chatila refugee camp and was originally set-up for Palestinian refugees in 1949.

It is located south of the city of Beirut. There were many Syrians who arrived in the camp following the Syrian Civil War.

‘This remarkable novel isn’t about the refugee voice; it is born from it and told through it. On every page, the glint of hope for dignity and a better life is heartbreakingly alive.’ Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Shatila Stories

Destination:  Beirut, Lebanon  Author/guide:  Various  Departure Time: 2000s

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