In collaboration with the Ministry of Telecommunications, Liban Post issued on September 5 a stamp to honor prominent Lebanese author Emily Nasrallah, who passed away on March 14.
The stamp’s face value is 1,250 LBP and can be bought here (quantity issued: 30,000), alongside 600 first day covers for 15,000 LBP each.
Furthermore, Dar Onboz (دار قنبز للنشر) published her autobiography and last book “Al Makan” (المكان), which was launched in 2 events on September 5: “a talk and celebration of the publication and its themes” at the Issam Fares Institute, AUB, Green Oval Auditorium B from 6 to 8 PM, during which three speakers honored the grand Emily Nasrallah human traces and literary legacy, Nadine Touma – the Onboz publisher who created Al Makan triptyque, Hartmut Fähndrich – the genius translator of Emily’s work into German and many more brilliant Arabic novels, and Toufoul Abou-Hodeib – the historian and ethnographer expert on the era of Al Makan. The second event followed on September 8 and 9: “an exhibition and visit of the author’s home and village” in Kfeir, South Lebanon between 11AM and 5PM. A summary can be found here:
The autobiography “Al Makan” is now available for 40$ at Antoine Online, Papercup, Sursock Museum, Librairie Stephan, Librairie Orientale, with copies stamped by the signature of Emily available in Dar Onboz.
Beit Touyour Ayloul Foundation جمعية بيت طيور أيلول, which turned the house Emily Nasrallah grew up in Kfeir, South Lebanon, into a library/cultural center specialized in migration literature and made all these above-mentioned events possible, has now made visits available to the author’s house upon appointments, which you can schedule by calling +961 3 243273.