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A diary of the 2006 war in Lebanon told in drawings, comics and prose.Beirut Won’t Cry shows us how an artist views the world and everything in it his relationships, his family, and his creative pursuits as it violently crumbles around him. Both historically vital and hilarious, Beirut Won’t Cry introduces Mazen Kerbaj’s unique voice and urgent pen to an American audience for the very first time, teaching readers how to carry on and resist in times of war and oppression.
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About the Author
Mazen Kerbaj is a Lebanese jazz and free improvisation trumpeter and comic book artist. Kerbaj grew up in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War, and began playing free jazz in local clubs following the reestablishment of cultural life in the 1990s.