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BARE ROOTS THE BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY – Event

When:
21 October 2017 @ 16 h 30 – 19 h 30
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2017-10-21T19:30:00+02:00
Where:
ICAM - L'Olivier
Rue de Fribourg 5
1201 Genève
Switzerland
Cost:
Free
Contact:
ICAM - L'Olivier
022 731 84 40

 

 

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We have the pleasure to invite you SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER 2017 – 16H30 TO 19H30 to the launch,
readings, reflections and signing of BARE ROOTS THE BOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND POETRY of
Beirut, Lebanon with a glance towards Geneva Written by DOUMIT
ABISALEH
and DANIEL LOW-BEER
with live music, drinks, lebanese appetizers and refreshments.

 

There will also be
readings from Albert Nyathi on his books on health.   

 

INSTITUT DES CULTURES ARABES ET
MEDITERRANEENNES

Rue de Fribourg 5, 1201 Genève – Téléphone : 022 731 84 40
Site Web   


 

   

AGENDA

4.30-5.00 Welcome, drink and
refreshments   

5.00-5.30 Book readings of
Bare Roots

5.30-5.45 Reading and Music of
My Son and My Daughter
by Albert Nyathi

5.45-6.00 Discussion, Questions and Signatures. 

6.00-7.30 Drinks and
Refreshments continued 

 

 We have known each other for fifteen years.  By chance we spent time together in Lebanon, and walked the streets of Beirut, Doumit with his camera, Daniel with his phone to write poems.  The streets where you never take the same path twice.  They are always discovery, reincarnating themselves like Lebanon.  Lebanon and Beirut, like cedars have a strong presence, a canopy of moments.  As you walk its streets you also notice you are walking on deep and tangled roots.  That is why we call the book “Bare Roots”.

We hope this book helps you take to the streets of Beirut and Lebanon, and feel something of its roots.   

Doumit and Daniel  

   
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“C¹est un très beau livre. Il y a une véritable harmonie entre textes et images. Une préface extérieure qui viendrait «chapeauter» l¹ensemble me paraît sincèrement superflue. Bare Roots se suffit à lui-même, et je lui souhaite de séduire beaucoup de lecteurs. Il le mérite.”
Amin Maalouf de l’académie francaise

“When I read this book it opens my heart to Lebanon and I feel light as
if I am floating through the streets of Beirut with its people, history
and beauty”

Dr. Gabrielle Riedner,
WHO, Lebanon
.
 

Bare
Roots est le fruit de la rencontre entre deux poètes, Doumit Abisaleh et
Daniel Low-Beer, partis de Genève, pour se retrouver à Beyrouth. Photos et textes participent de la même démarche: rendre un hommage poétique à l’essence de Beyrouth, porteuse de la condition humaine, vieille âme cent fois détruite et reconstruite.

François Barras Ambassadeur de Suisse au Liban
 

 

Doumit Abisaleh has lived
in Geneva and Lebanon, and lived and photographed these two cities
intimately throughout his life.  The book captures his deep roots in
Lebanon, with a glance towards the reflections and contrasts of life in Geneva.

Daniel Low Beer is a poet
who works in public health at WHO.  He uses poetry and music to have conversations with communities and politicians about health issues, and works with photographers to bring alive health issues and places he feels
connected to

 Albert Nyathi is Zimbabwe’s leading poet and well-known musician in Southern Africa.  He is a household figure from his poem and song following the assassination of Chris Hani.  He is an ambassador for Zimhealth and the UN Women Gender Champion, and has just released poetry books and music on Ten Conversations to End
AIDS
and Ten Conversations for Health. 

 

 

 

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