The Druze of Belgrade (دروز بلغراد) By Rabia Jaber
'The Druze of Belgrade', a novel by award-winning Lebanese author Rabia' Jabir (Rabee Jaber). After the 1860 civil war in Mount Lebanon, a number of fighters from the religious Druze community are forced into exile, travelling by sea to the fortress of Belgrade on the boundary of the Ottoman Empire. In exchange for the freedom of a fellow fighter, they take with them a Christian man from Beirut called Hanna Yacoub; an unfortunate egg seller who happens to be sitting at the port. The Druze of Belgrade follows their adventures in the Balkans, as they struggle to stay alive.