Category Archives: Books

Launch of Joumana Haddad’s “Superman is an Arab” in Arabic


It’s happening today at Biel in Beirut between 7pm and 9pm. For those of you who don’t know who Joumana Haddad is, you can check out my previous post [Here].

Joumana is a quite an exceptional woman and she’s been bravely fighting sexism in Lebanon and the way women are perceived in our society. She’s got loads of death threats but nothing seems to be slowing her down and I truly admire her and love her for that!

I won’t be able to make it to the book signing today but I am definitely getting my book signed.

Lebanese Gilbert Simon Wins First Prize In The Contest For The Cover Drawing of Asterix and the Picts

Gilbert Simon and his winning cover : Pictue from LorientLeJour

Gilbert Simon won the contest for the cover drawing of the latest Asterix and Obelix comic entitled “Asterix and the Picts” (Category Over 25 years old). The comic was out last week and will be available in 15 countries and 23 languages. Simon will receive a special edition comic with his cover drawing.

I am going to pass by Librairie Antoine today and see if they have it. If anyone knows Gilbert Simon, I would love to ask him if we could have the special edition comic with his cover drawing.

Cover Competition

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The winning cover

The Jewelled Kitchen now available at Librairie Antoine


I went to Antoine & Spinneys to get the book a couple of weeks back but it wasn’t available yet. However, it’s available now for those interested. I already got my copy.

The Jewelled Kitchen is the first cookbook by Bethany Kehdy, the founder of [DirtyKitchenSecrets] and the person behind Taste Lebanon among many other things.

In case you missed my earlier post on Bethany, check it out [Here].