Syrian melancholy in Lebanon’s revolution

Joey Ayoub
6 min readMar 22, 2021

This piece was originally published on December 6th, 2019 on Al Jumhuriya and was co-written with Dara Foi’Elle (pseudonym). Translations: Spanish, German.

On 22 October, five days into the ongoing Lebanese uprising, an artist based in Syria’s Idlib drew a mural of the late Palestinian-Syrian-Lebanese intellectual Samir Kassir with the quote: “When the Arab Spring blooms in Beirut, it…

Joey Ayoub

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