August 4th, 2021 marks the one-year anniversary of the devastating explosion in Beirut, Lebanon. Today, artists are still demanding change.
The Virtual Book Launch of “The Beirut Call,” celebrates a crucial anthology about resilience & resistance culture in Lebanon. The Beirut Call (Elyssar Press, 2021) features artists, poets, authors, and activists, whose academics testimonials, analyses, narratives, and stories inspire and demand social change.
This collection from Elyssar Press features the work of 21 artists, poets, professors, and activists, who together are exploring the theme of how—in the words of Dr. Mitri Raheb—“art is a necessity” and “a political tool.”
The Beirut Call, coming out this April, is one of Nabad’s latest projects in Lebanon.
The Beirut Call is a collection of first-hand accounts by artists, scholars, and activists exploring the aftermath of the Beirut port explosion on August 4th of 2020.