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.
Peter Mortimer is a former journalist at the Guardian and the Newcastle Journal. He runs Cloud Nine Theatre Company, and is the editor of Iron Press. His best selling travel book was Broke through Britain, which ran to several editions. This is his sixth book for Five Leaves. He lives in Newcastle. “Peter Mortimer is the unsung hero of Northern literature” – Newcastle Journal
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