Main : history, human rights, non-fiction
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How can an essentially sad story give such pleasure? The answer is in these narratives: these stories, memoirs, poems are a pleasure and an education; personal, vivid, original, sometimes witty, always accomplished, always honest. They are a testimonial to the human spirit, and to the growing contribution of Palestine to literature.Ahdaf Soueif, Booker Prize Finalist for The Map of Love
And so whilst reading, each chapter of Seeking Palestine offers a new element to the image of Palestine, weaving together an eclectic mix of writers, each offering a new lens through which to view, understand and imagine their country and exile.Amelia Smith, Memo Middle East Monitor
This is an extraordinarily frank, fresh and unsentimental assessment of what Palestinians are and have become. It is not only a testimony as to the strength, dedication and sticking power of Palestinian people, but also of the writers themselves.Selma Dabbagh, The Electronic Intifada
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: Neither Homeland Nor Exile Are Words
Nothing in My Life is Neutral
Home and Exile in East Jerusalem
Diary of an Internal Exile: Three Entries
Of Place, Time and Language
Susan Abul Hawa
Memories of Home in a Can of Tuna
Jean Said Makdisi
The Driver Mahmoud
Portable Absence: My Camp Re-membered
A Song from Haifa
Palestine that Never Was: Five Poems and an Introduction
The Right to Wait: Exile, Home and Return
Running from Ramallah
Onions and Diamonds
Exiled from Revolution
Lila Abu Lughod
Pushing at the Door: My Father’s Political Education, and Mine
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