The Kingdom of this Earth

Hoda Barakat  |  Literature  |  2009  |  Lebanon
The Kingdom of this Earth is a novel set between the end of the 19th century and the eve of the Lebanese civil war, about generations of Maronites from northern Lebanon who migrated to Beirut. Maronite schizophrenia. The novel depicts a Maronite microcosm with all of its internal contradictions and schizophrenic character, combining historical facts with magical, imaginary and mythological elements.