Beirut: we are not resilient, we are broken

Image for post
Image for post

I have been racking my brain for several weeks trying to find the words to express what happened on August 4th 2020 at 6:08pm

This piece was originally published on Mangal Media on September 22nd, 2020.

If I were in Beirut when the explosion happened I might have forced myself into some sort of writing trance and written about the experience. The sound, the smell, the apocalyptic scenes, the mixtures of emotions – fear, anger, desperation – that kept being overtaken by shock. At least it would have been recorded. …

About

Joey Ayoub

writer, researcher, cinephile and linguaphile. originally from Lebanon, currently in Switzerland. joeyayoub.com

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store