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From Fertile Crescent to Crescent City: Book Details Immigrant's Journey

A mainstay in Lebanon for more than five decades, the respected Al-Kafaat Foundation stems from the success of Habib Shwayri, who emigrated to the United States, settled in Louisiana and defied the odds to build a clothing empire and make a fortune. That journey and the transformative ripple effect it had are the subject of a new book, Beirut on the Bayou, by his grandson, Raif Shwayri. How it all played out makes for a fascinating story. In 1902, Habib Shwayri arrived in Ellis Island...

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