I should have kept a picture of Dalal.
Readings from As She Once Was by author Hassan Daoud and translator Lina Mounzer
Followed by a screening of Palms by Artour Aristakisyan
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Portal 9: Stories and Critical Writing about the City celebrates the launch of its third issue, ‘‘Fiction: Contemporary Arabic and Russian Pursuits.’’

An experiment with form, ‘‘Fiction’’ comprises a novella by Hassan Daoud and short stories by Irina Bogatyreva, Arslan Khasavov, and Mansoura Ez-Eldin with a photo-roman by Yazan Khalili.

Hassan Daoud reads passages from his novella, Naqqil Fouadaka,
and Lina Mounzer shares excerpts from the English translation,
As She Once Was. Both works were commissioned by Portal 9
for ‘‘Fiction.

Ladoni (Palms) is an award-winning 1993 Russian film by Artour Aristakisyan.

To reserve your seat for the screening, please call Dawawine at 01 567 705. Tickets to the screening are 8,000 LBP.

Dawawine: Espace des arts de la scène, du son, et de l’image.
Akar Building, Second Floor, Al Arz Street, Saifi, Gemmayze, Beirut.

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