Golda slept here
Suad Amiry
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201 pages

Politics enters the lives of every family in Palestine. In this literary-historical tour de force, Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the emigre Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East. Amiry mixes nostalgia with anger while mocking Israeli doublespeak that seeks to wipe out any trace of a Palestinian past in West Jerusalem. She juxtaposes serial bombardments and personal tragedies; evokes the sights and smells of Palestinian architecture and food; and weaves for us the tapestry that is the Palestinian reality, caught between official histories and private memories. Through poetry and prose, monologue and dialog, we glimpse the lost Palestinian landscape, obscured by the silent battle between remembering and forgetting.

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Politics enters the lives of every family in Palestine. In this literary-historical tour de force, Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the emigre Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East. Amiry mixes nostalgia with anger while mocking Israeli doublespeak that seeks to wipe out any trace of a Palestinian past in West Jerusalem. She juxtaposes serial bombardments and personal tragedies; evokes the sights and smells of Palestinian architecture and food; and weaves for us the tapestry that is the Palestinian reality, caught between official histories and private memories. Through poetry and prose, monologue and dialog, we glimpse the lost Palestinian landscape, obscured by the silent battle between remembering and forgetting.

Golda slept here

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Politics enters the lives of every family in Palestine. In this literary-historical tour de force, Suad Amiry traces the lives of individual members of Palestinian families and, through them, the histories of both Palestine and the emigre Palestinian community in other countries of the Middle East. Amiry mixes nostalgia with anger while mocking Israeli doublespeak that seeks to wipe out any trace of a Palestinian past in West Jerusalem. She juxtaposes serial bombardments and personal tragedies; evokes the sights and smells of Palestinian architecture and food; and weaves for us the tapestry that is the Palestinian reality, caught between official histories and private memories. Through poetry and prose, monologue and dialog, we glimpse the lost Palestinian landscape, obscured by the silent battle between remembering and forgetting.

Table of Contents

Part one. Suad : remembering and forgetting. They missed Mama's cooking
Part two. Andoni : a master builder's passion. The smile ; Museum of Tolerance and Co-existence
Part three. Huda. Golda slept here ; Whose house is this? ; Mother and child ; Husband and wife ; Jealousy was only to be expected ; Photo albums ; The visit
A dream house
The prison
The Iraqi officer
Part four. Elie : a bird's-eye view. A businessman from Tel Aviv
Part five. Homage to my mother-in-law : 1911-2005. That very moment
The never-ending chapter.

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Dewey Decimal Class
956.940049274
Library of Congress
DS113.7 .A45 2014

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Pagination
201 pages
Number of pages
201

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Open Library
OL27187774M
ISBN 10
9927101465
ISBN 13
9789927101465
OCLC/WorldCat
897429604

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