The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 17, 2014

Merritt Tierce: IMG Has My Husband Read It?



My first novel, Love Me Back, was published on September 16. Writing the book took seven years, and along the way three chapters were published in... Continue »
  1. $16.77 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Love Me Back

    Merritt Tierce 9780385538077

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$9.95
List price: $16.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton World History- Middle East

This title in other editions

Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine

by

Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine Cover

ISBN13: 9780142002933
ISBN10: 0142002933
Condition: Standard
All Product Details

Only 1 left in stock at $9.95!

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"This is not a political book," Anthony Lewis asserts in his foreword to this revealing memoir of a father-son relationship set against the backdrop of more than thirty years of life under military occupation. "Yet in a hundred different ways it is political. . . . Shehadeh shatters the stereotype many Americans have of Palestinians."

Three years after his family was driven from the city of Jaffa in 1948, Raja Shehadeh was born in Ramallah. His early childhood was marked by his family's sense of loss and impermanence, vividly evoked by the glittering lights "on the other side of the hill." He witnessed the numerous arrests of his father, Aziz, who, in 1967, was the first Palestinian to advocate a peaceful, two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He predicted that if peace were not achieved, what remained of the Palestinian homeland would be taken away bit by bit. Ostracized by his fellow Arabs and disillusioned by the failure of either side to recognize his prophetic vision, Aziz retreated from politics. He was murdered in 1985.

The first memoir of its kind by a Palestinian living in the occupied territories, Strangers in the House offers a moving description of daily life for those who have chosen to remain on their land. It is also the family drama of a difficult relationship between an idealistic son and his politically active father, complicated by the arbitrary humiliation of the "occupier's law."

Synopsis:

This revealing story of a father-son relationship, the first memoir of its kind by a Palestinian living in the Occupied Territories, is set against the backdrop of Middle East hostilities and more than 30 years under military occupation. Above all, it is a moving description of the daily lives of those who have chosen to remain on their land.

About the Author

Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian lawyer and writer who lives in the Ramallah refugee camp. He is a founder of the pioneering, nonpartisan human rights organization Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, and the author of several books about international law, human rights, and the Middle East.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

Shoshana, November 15, 2008 (view all comments by Shoshana)
As was his father, Shehadeh is a lawyer working for Palestinian justice, though their methods differ. This memoir offers history and insights into the political processes of the Middle East, but is primarily Shehadeh's account of his childhood, education, and relationships with his father and his community. He is a good writer and tells his story well. Read with Shammas's Arabesques and Oz's In the Land of Israel for a broader historical context.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(2 of 4 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780142002933
Foreword:
Lewis, Anthony
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Foreword by:
Lewis, Anthony
Foreword:
Lewis, Anthony
Author:
Shehadeh, Raja
Author:
Lewis, Anthony
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Lawyers
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
Palestinian arabs
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.16x5.02x.51 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. Intimate Enemies: Jews and Arabs in... New Hardcover $74.25
  2. Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission...
    Used Trade Paper $5.50
  3. Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven
    Used Hardcover $4.95
  4. House on Via Gombito : Writing By... Used Trade Paper $11.00
  5. Out Stealing Horses
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  6. A Border Passage: From Cairo to... Used Trade Paper $2.95

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » Middle East » Palestine
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East

Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$9.95 In Stock
Product details 272 pages Penguin Books - English 9780142002933 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This revealing story of a father-son relationship, the first memoir of its kind by a Palestinian living in the Occupied Territories, is set against the backdrop of Middle East hostilities and more than 30 years under military occupation. Above all, it is a moving description of the daily lives of those who have chosen to remain on their land.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.