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I Saw Ramallah

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Winner of the prestigious Naguib Mahfouz Medal, this fierce and moving work is an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament.

Barred from his homeland after 1967s Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile—shuttling among the worlds cities, yet secure in none of them; separated from his family for years at a time; never certain whether he was a visitor, a refugee, a citizen, or a guest. As he returns home for the first time since the Israeli occupation, Barghouti crosses a wooden bridge over the Jordan River into Ramallah and is unable to recognize the city of his youth. Sifting through memories of the old Palestine as they come up against what he now encounters in this mere “idea of Palestine,” he discovers what it means to be deprived not only of a homeland but of “the habitual place and status of a person.” A tour de force of memory and reflection, lamentation and resilience, I Saw Ramallah is a deeply humane book, essential to any balanced understanding of todays Middle East.

Synopsis:

Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti relates his homecoming to Ramallah after thirty years in exile, offering a moving account of what it means to be a Palestinian today. Advertising.

About the Author

Mourid Barghouti was born in the West Bank in 1944 and graduated from Cairo University in 1967. His poems have been published in Beirut, Amman, and Cairo, and his collected works were published in Beirut in 1997. He lives in Cairo.

Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She is the author of the novels In the Eye of the Sun and The Map of Love and the story collections Aisha and Sandpiper.

Edward W. Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Orientalism, Culture and Imperialism, and a memoir, Out of Place.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400032662
Foreword:
Said, Edward W.
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Barghouti, Mourid
Author:
Soueif, Ahdaf
Author:
Barghuthi, Murid
Author:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Foreword by Edward W.Said
Author:
Shapiro, Ellen R.
Author:
Trans. by Ahdaf Soueif
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
African
Subject:
West Bank
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
West Bank Description and travel.
Subject:
Barghuthi, Murid - Travel - West Bank
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1418
Publication Date:
20030531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.45 in 0.4 lb

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