• Camp Shatila - Peter Mortimer

Travel writer Peter Mortimer reports on Shatila, the Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon – scene of the Shatila massacre of 1982, now home to about 12,000 people living in one square kilometre. The author developed a children’s theatre group in the camp, whose members will be visiting the UK around publication.

Shatila is a Palestinian refugee camp in outer Beirut, home to 17,000 people existing in an area the size of a cricket field, and the scene of the Shatila massacre when up to 3,000 were killed. This book documents Peter Mortimer's time on camp, including setting up a children's theatre group which travelled to Britain for the book's publicaiton. With humour and insight, he details the day-to-day problems facing a Westerner far removed from his comfort zone.

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Camp Shatila - Peter Mortimer

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