Art on a Green Line

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Rawi Hage

Montreal, Canada

De Niro's Game (2006)

Novel. Private collection

In De Niro's Game, Rawi Hage’s novel, the central characters Bassam and George are young men who have come of age in war-torn Lebanon. They are involved with dirty militia business and smuggle counterfeit whisky across the Green Line.

The novel introduces us to minute details about life and death during wartime. The narrative links the actions of Bassam and George to key historical events such as the assassination of the Christian president Bachir Gemayel and the horrific events that followed.