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Mornings in Jenin

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ISBN 10 : 9781408810811
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book Mornings in Jenin PDF or another Format written by Susan Abulhawa and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-02-15 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Palestine, 1948. A mother clutches her six-month-old son as Israeli soldiers march through the village of Ein Hod. In a split second, her son is snatched from her arms and the fate of the Abulheja family is changed forever. Forced into a refugee camp in Jenin and exiled from the ancient village that is their lifeblood, the family struggles to rebuild their world. Their stories unfold through the eyes of the youngest sibling, Amal, the daughter born in the camp who will eventually find herself alone in the United States; the eldest son who loses everything in the struggle for freedom; the stolen son who grows up as an Israeli, becoming an enemy soldier to his own brother. Mornings in Jenin is a devastating novel of love and loss, war and oppression, and heartbreak and hope, spanning five countries and four generations of one of the most intractable conflicts of our lifetime.


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Breaking Broken English

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780815654667
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book Breaking Broken English PDF or another Format written by Michelle Hartman and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2019-03-26 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Black-Arab political and cultural solidarity has had a long and rich history in the United States. That alliance is once again exerting a powerful influence on American society as Black American and Arab American activists and cultural workers are joining forces in formations like the Movement for Black Lives and Black for Palestine to address social justice issues. In Breaking Broken English, Hartman explores the historical and current manifestations of this relationship through language and literature, with a specific focus on Arab American literary works that use the English language creatively to put into practice many of the theories and ideas advanced by Black American thinkers. Breaking Broken English shows how language is the location where literary and poetic beauty meet the political in creative work. Hartman draws out thematic connections between Arabs/Arab Americans and Black Americans around politics and culture and also highlights the many artistic ways these links are built. She shows how political and cultural ideas of solidarity are written in creative texts and emphasizes their potential to mobilize social justice activists in the United States and abroad in the ongoing struggle for the liberation of Palestine.


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The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9781137002204
Pages : 265 pages
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Download or read book The Politics of Teaching Palestine to Americans PDF or another Format written by M. Knopf-Newman and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-11-21 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores how American youth are indoctrinated with Zionist mythology and how to intervene in that process by teaching about Palestine. It argues that as the relationship between Zionist education and the Israel lobby continues to be strong, it is necessary to correct the misrepresentations that infiltrate Western culture.


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Recontextualizing Resistance

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781527507371
Pages : 371 pages
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Download or read book Recontextualizing Resistance PDF or another Format written by Emily Golson and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2018-01-23 with total page 371 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Resistance is a concept that rose to the forefront of several areas of study when Max Weber made careful distinctions between authority, force, violence, domination, and legitimation. It gained strong attention when the well-known Palestinian journalist, activist, fiction writer and critic Ghassan Kanafani (1936–1972) published a study entitled the Literature of Resistance in Occupied Palestine: 1948–1966, a work that contributed to postcolonial theories of power, race, ethnicity and gender, and second generation theories of orientalism, feminism, and disability. Initially identified by philosophers, historians, and social critics as a focal point for situations in which oppressors brutally destroy the identity or subjectivity of the oppressed, resistance has been transformed by fiction writers, filmmakers, lyricists and speechmakers into a process in which responses and counter-responses to some type of injustice create difficult situations with complicated nuances. These works now form the foundation for what has come to be recognized as “resistance art.” This book gathers the insight, knowledge, and wisdom found in different manifestations of this art to further our understanding of the impact of resistance on contemporary life.


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Post-millennial Palestine

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781800348271
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Post-millennial Palestine PDF or another Format written by Rachel Gregory Fox and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2021 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Post-Millennial Palestine: Literature, Memory, Resistance confronts how Palestinians have recently felt obliged to re-think memory and resistance in response to dynamic political and regional changes in the twenty-first century; prolonged spatial and temporal dispossession; and the continued deterioration of the peace process. Insofar as the articulation of memory in (post)colonial contexts can be viewed as an integral component of a continuing anti-colonial struggle for self-determination, in tracing the dynamics of conveying the memory of ongoing, chronic trauma, this collection negotiates the urgency for Palestinians to reclaim and retain their heritage in a continually unstable and fretful present. The collection offers a distinctive contribution to the field of existing scholarship on Palestine, charting new ways of thinking about the critical paradigms of memory and resistance as they are produced and represented in literary works published within the post-millennial period. Reflecting on the potential for the Palestinian narrative to recreate reality in ways that both document it and resist its brutality, the critical essays in this collection show how Palestinian writers in the twenty-first century critically and creatively consider the possible future(s) of their nation.


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Imagining Palestine

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ISBN 10 : 9780755617845
Pages : 249 pages
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Download or read book Imagining Palestine PDF or another Format written by Tahrir Hamdi and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-11-17 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: All national identities are somewhat fluid, held together by collective beliefs and practices as much as official territory and borders. In the context of the Palestinians, whose national status in so many instances remains unresolved, the articulation and 'imagination' of national identity is particularly urgent. This book explores the ways that Palestinian intellectuals, artists, activists and ordinary citizens 'imagine' their homeland, examining the works of key Palestinian thinkers and writers such as Edward Said, Mahmoud Darwish, Mourid Barghouti, Ghassan Kanafani and Naji Al Ali. Deploying Benedict Anderson's notion of 'Imagined Communities' and Edward Soja's theory of 'Third Space', Tahrir Hamdi argues that the imaginative construction of Palestine is a key element in the Palestinians' ongoing struggle. An interdisciplinary work drawing upon critical theory, postcolonial studies and literary analysis, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Palestine and Middle East studies and Arabic literature


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Women’s War Stories

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780815655664
Pages : 217 pages
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Download or read book Women’s War Stories PDF or another Format written by Michelle Hartman and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2022-09-09 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women have consistently been left out of the official writing of Lebanese history, and nowhere is this more obvious than in writing on the Lebanese Civil War. As more and more histories of the war begin to circulate, few include any in-depth discussion of the multiple roles women played in wartime Lebanon. Fewer still address the essential issues of women’s work and their creative production, such as literature, performance art, and filmmaking. Developed out of a larger oral history project collecting and archiving the ways in which women narrated their experiences of the Lebanese Civil War, this book focuses on a wide range of subjects, all framed as women telling their "war stories." Each of the six chapters centers on women who worked or created art during the war, revealing, in their own words, the challenges, struggles, and resistance they faced during this tumultuous period of Lebanese history.


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Community Boundaries and Border Crossings

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN 10 : 9781498539494
Pages : 246 pages
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Download or read book Community Boundaries and Border Crossings PDF or another Format written by Kristen Lillvis and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through the overarching interconnected themes of community boundaries and border crossings, this collection explores issues of diaspora, trans-nationality, cultural hybridity, home, and identity that are central to ethnic women writers.


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Research Methodology for Master Students of Literature

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Publisher : Universal-Publishers
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ISBN 10 : 9781627347303
Pages : 172 pages
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Download or read book Research Methodology for Master Students of Literature PDF or another Format written by Fouad Mami and published by Universal-Publishers. This book was released on 2019-09-01 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text presupposes that in many cases plagiarism results from poor training and a confused perception of what is involved in research. The textbook is addressed to non-native English-speaking students and their instructors, principally those seeking degrees in literature. Through a close examination of what initially seems to be the self-evident 'facts' of research--those presumed simple steps in the multilayered research process that are usually glossed over in research methodolgy courses--students will become less confused about what the research practically involves and more empowered to work on their first serious research project with confidence and clarity.


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Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317632115
Pages : 232 pages
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Download or read book Transnational Feminist Perspectives on Terror in Literature and Culture PDF or another Format written by Basuli Deb and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-11-13 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a transnational feminist response to the gender politics of torture and terror from the viewpoint of populations of color who have come to be associated with acts of terror. Using the War on Terror in Afghanistan and Iraq, this book revisits other such racialized wars in Palestine, Guatemala, India, Algeria, and South Africa. It draws widely on postcolonial literature, photography, films, music, interdisciplinary arts, media/new media, and activism, joining the larger conversation about human rights by addressing the problem of a pervasive public misunderstanding of terrorism conditioned by a foreign and domestic policy perspective. Deb provides an alternative understanding of terrorism as revolutionary dissent against injustice through a postcolonial/transnational lens. The volume brings counter-terror narratives into dialogue with ideologies of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, class, and religion, addressing the situation of women as both perpetrators and targets of torture, and the possibilities of a dialogue between feminist and queer politics to confront securitized regimes of torture. This book explores the relationship in which social and cultural texts stand with respect to legacies of colonialism and neo-imperialism in a world of transnational feminist solidarities against postcolonial wars on terror.


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Being There, Being Here

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Publisher : Syracuse University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780815655572
Pages : 253 pages
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Download or read book Being There, Being Here PDF or another Format written by Maurice Ebileeni and published by Syracuse University Press. This book was released on 2022-06-16 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Arabic is unconditionally the national language of Palestinians, but for many it is no longer their mother-tongue. More than a century after the early waves of immigration to the Americas, and more than seven decades after the Nakba of 48, generations of Palestinians have grown up in a variety of different contexts within Israel-Palestine and the world at large. This ongoing scattered state has led to the proliferation of Palestinian culture as it is simultaneously growing in multiple directions, depending on geographical, political, and lingual contextualization. The Palestinian story no longer exists exclusively in Arabic. A new generation of Palestinian and Palestinian-descended writers and artists from both Latin and North America, Scandinavia, and Europe at large, as well as Israel-Palestine are bringing stories of their heritage and the Palestinian nation into a variety of languages such Spanish, Italian, English, Danish, and Hebrew—among so many other languages. Being There, Being Here is the product of an eight-year long journey in which Maurice Ebileeni explores how the Palestinian homeland is being imagined in multiple languages from a variety of positions both locally and globally. The book poses unsettling questions about this current situation and also looks to the future to speculate about how a Palestinian nation might still house the notion of home for an increasingly diverse Palestinian population.


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Against the Loveless World

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN 10 : 9781982137045
Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book Against the Loveless World PDF or another Format written by Susan Abulhawa and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-11-02 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "From the internationally bestselling author of the "terrifically affecting" (The Philadelphia Inquirer) Mornings in Jenin, a sweeping and lyrical novel that follows a young Palestinian refugee as she slowly becomes radicalized while searching for a better life for her family throughout the Middle East."--


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The Blue Between Sky and Water

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN 10 : 9781632862235
Pages : 280 pages
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Download or read book The Blue Between Sky and Water PDF or another Format written by Susan Abulhawa and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2015-09-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the small Palestinian farming village of Beit Daras, the women of the Baraka family inspire awe. Nazmiyeh is brazen and fiercely protective of her clairvoyant little sister, Mariam, with her mismatched eyes, and of their mother, Um Mahmoud, known for the fearsome djinni that sometimes possesses her. When the family is forced by the newly formed State of Israel to leave their ancestral home, only Nazmiyeh and her brother survive the long road to Gaza. Amidst the violence and fragility of the refugee camp, Nazmiyeh builds a family, navigates crises, and nurtures what remains of Beit Daras's community. But her brother continues his exile's journey to America, where, upon his death, his granddaughter Nur grows up alone, in a different kind of exile, the longing for family and roots eventually beckoning her to Gaza. Internationally bestselling author Susan Abulhawa's powerful new novel explores the legacy of dispossession across continents and generations. With devastatingly clear-eyed vision of political and personal trauma, The Blue Between Sky and Water is the story of flawed yet profoundly courageous women, of separation and heartache, endurance and renewal.


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The Blue Between Sky and Water

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ISBN 10 : 9781408865132
Pages : 304 pages
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Download or read book The Blue Between Sky and Water PDF or another Format written by Susan Abulhawa and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-04-23 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is 1947, and Beit Daras, a rural Palestinian village, is home to the Baraka family – oldest daughter Nazmiyeh, brother Mamdouh, beautiful, dreamy Mariam and their widowed mother. When Israeli forces descend, sending the village up in flames, the family must take the long road to Gaza, in a walk that will test them to their limits. Sixty years later, in America, Mamdouh's granddaughter Nur falls in love with a doctor. Following him to his work in Gaza, she meets Alwan, who will help Nur discover the ties of kinship that transcend distance – and even death. Told with raw humanity, The Blue Between Sky and Water is a lyrical, devastatingly beautiful story of a family's relocation, separation, survival and love.


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Exile and Expatriation in Modern American and Palestinian Writing

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ISBN 10 : 9783319914152
Pages : 250 pages
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Download or read book Exile and Expatriation in Modern American and Palestinian Writing PDF or another Format written by Ahmad Rasmi Qabaha and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-05-23 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the distinction between literary expatriation and exile through a 'contrapuntal reading' of modern Palestinian and American writing. It argues that exile, in the Palestinian case especially, is a political catastrophe; it is banishment by a colonial power. It suggests that, unlike expatriation (a choice of a foreign land over one’s own), exile is a political rather than an artistic concept and is forced rather than voluntary — while exile can be emancipatory, it is always an unwelcome loss. In addition to its historical dimension, exile also entails a different perception of return to expatriation. This book frames expatriates as quintessentially American, particularly intellectuals and artists seeking a space of creativity and social dissidence in the experience of living away from home. At the heart of both literary discourses, however, is a preoccupation with home, belonging, identity, language, mobility and homecoming.


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Against the Loveless World

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ISBN 10 : 9781526618788
Pages : 384 pages
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Download or read book Against the Loveless World PDF or another Format written by Susan Abulhawa and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-07-23 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her story with them. The world outside calls Nahr a terrorist, and a whore; some might call her a revolutionary, or a hero. But the truth is, Nahr has always been many things, and had many names. She was named for the river her pregnant mother crossed when she fled from Palestine, but her feckless father called her Yaqoot, Ruby. For a time when she came of age she was Almas, Diamond, a girl who went to hidden parties in Kuwait with powerful men, who sold off parts of herself to keep her family together. She was a girl who learned, early and painfully, that when you are a second class citizen love is a kind of desperation; she learned, above all else, to survive. She was a girl who went to Palestine in the wrong shoes, and without looking for it found what she had always lacked in the basement of a battered beauty parlour: purpose, politics, friends. She found a dark-eyed man called Bilal, who taught her to resist; who tried to save her when it was already too late. Nahr sits in the Cube, and tells her story to Bilal. Bilal, who isn't there; Bilal, who may not even be alive, but who is her only reason to get out.


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Quiet Resistance

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Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9781788036801
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Quiet Resistance PDF or another Format written by Alice Merrill and published by Troubador Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2017-03-14 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Reluctantly we have to leave.We promise to take their story back to our various countries, feeling inspired to support these courageous people in their fight for existence.” Quiet Resistance is the true story of Alice Merrill’s time of living in a Palestinian refugee camp and travelling around in the occupied territories. It is also the story of Echlas, a severely disabled woman who shows tremendous strength and courage in her determination to maintain an independent and full life despite the continued restrictions placed on the lives of all Palestinians by the occupation. As we follow Alice on her travels, we meet the farmers, Beduoin, artisans, shopkeepers, hopeful university students as well as activists, ex political prisoners and the many other people who have dedicated their lives to making a better future for thousands of Palestinian children. Interspersed throughout Alice’s memoir and the stories of everyday life are serious political facts that explain some of the problems that Palestinians face, with a tour of different parts of the West Bank highlighting issues of water restrictions and high unemployment rates. Quiet Resistance demonstrates how no two days are the same and how in the refugee camps, life is lived by the minute, rarely planned and full of surprises. Though the brutality and incredulity of the living situation is both shocking and saddening, the reader also finds time to smile at the ridiculous and laugh with joy alongside Alice. Inspired by Alice’s own experiences, Quiet Resistance will be enjoyed by fans of memoirs and those particularly interested in Palestinian life. It will also appeal to those looking for an interesting and emotional read.