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Why I’ve joined Lebanon’s exodus

Escaping the shadow of the Islamic State to a changed country

1 November 2014

9:00 AM

1 November 2014

9:00 AM

In early autumn I was on a train travelling from London to Brighton, on the final leg of a journey that began earlier that day in Beirut, and which was taking me back to live in Britain for the first time in 22 years. It was late Friday afternoon and the man opposite me was droning into his mobile phone.

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Michael Karam is a journalist and wine writer. He is a former features editor of the Beirut Daily Star, and the author of Wines of Lebanon.

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