Camp Shatila

by Mortimer, Peter

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.