Books set in Palestine (9)


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I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti EN

Rating: 3     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
Description:
Palestinian poet Barghouti relates his homecoming to Ramallah after 30 years in exile, offering a moving account of what it means to be a Palestinian today. Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.

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Minor Detail by Adania Shibli EN

Rating: 5     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
Description:
Minor Detail begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba – the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people – and the Israelis celebrate as the War of Independence. Israeli soldiers capture and rape a young Palestinian woman, and kill and bury her in the sand. Many years later, a woman in Ramallah becomes fascinated to the point of obsession with this ‘minor detail’ of history. A haunting meditation on war, violence and memory, Minor Detail cuts to the heart of the Palestinian ex... continue

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Palestine +100 : Stories from a Century After the Nakba by Basma Ghalayini EN

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Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
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In this bold, inspiring anthology of short fiction, Palestine +100 gathers 12 stories of speculation about the future of Palestinians, holding space for conversations about trauma, memory, and contemplation of change. Palestine + 100 poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: what might your country look like in the year 2048 - a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba? How might this event - which, in 1948, saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their homes - reach across a century of occupation, oppression, and political isolation... continue

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Power Born of Dreams : My Story Is Palestine by Mohammad Sabaaneh EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
Description:
What does freedom look like from inside an Israeli prison? The walls of the cell are etched with the names of the prisoners who came before. A bird perches on the cell window and offers a deal: "You bring the pencil, and I will bring the stories," stories of family, of community, of Gaza, of Palestine. Mohammad Sabaaneh brings uses his striking linocut artwork to help the world see Palestinian people as human, not as superheroes or political symbols.

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Salt Houses by Hala Alyan EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
"Reading Salt Houses is like having your coffee grounds read: cosmic, foreboding and titillating all at once. In this magnificent debut, Alyan's powerful and poetic voice guides us into the dark recesses of history and leads us right up to the present tensions between East & West, the modern & ancestral, the hopeless and the hopeful." --Aline Ohanesian, author of Orhan's Inheritance On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to keep her... continue

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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine : A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 by Rashid Khalidi EN

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Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
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A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history In 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home in Palestine, wrote a letter aimed at Theodore Herzl: the country had an indigenous people who would not easily accept their own displacement. He warned of the perils ahead, ending his note, “in the name of God, let Palestine be left alone.” Thus Rashid Khalidi, al-Khalidi’s great-great-nephew, begins this swe... continue

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The Sea Cloak & other stories by Nayrouz Qarmout EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
Description:
A collection of 14 stories by the author, journalist, and women's rights campaigner, Nayrouz Qarmout. Drawing from her own experiences growing up in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as her current life in Gaza, these stories stitch together a patchwork of different perspectives into what it means to be a woman in Palestine today. Whether following the daily struggles of orphaned children fighting to survive in the rubble of recent bombardments, or mapping the complex, cultural tensions between different generations of refugees in wider Gazan society, these stories offer rare insights into one of... continue

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THEY FELL LIKE STARS FROM THE SKY AND OTHER STORIES. by SHEIKHA. HELAWY EN

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Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
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"They Fell Like Stars from the Sky and Other Stories is a collection of eighteen short stories celebrating the courage, resilience, tragedies and triumphs of Bedouin Palestinian women and girls. From a woman whose tattoo arouses the alarm of sexual taboos to the young girls whose curiosities of womanhood spark endearment, and from the tragic outcome of a husband consumed by jealousy of his wife's teenage love to the ecstatic love of an elderly woman for the game of football, these stories offer mesmerising portraits of life on the margins. Featuring beautiful illustrations throughout, They Fel... continue

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Wild Thorns by Sahar Khalifeh EN

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Country: Asia / Palestine flag Palestine
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.