Those of us living away from Lebanon are broken by this latest tragedy
The devastating explosion is but another on a long list of tragedies to afflict the Lebanese people. "Lebanon is a tiny mountainous country that produces very little, save for two things: devastation and emigrants. Every Lebanese generation of the past 160 years has suffered trauma, bearing each newborn with the scars of old. And over the same period, the country's hopeful have been fleeing the misery besmirching their cherished homeland." Antoun Issa shares this profoundly personal piece in the Guardian, exploring how the Beirut explosion has broken Lebanese people at home and abroad.
From The Guardian