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I Saw Ramallah

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Barred from his homeland after 1967's Six-Day War, the poet Mourid Barghouti spent thirty years in exile, shuttling among the world's 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 today's Middle East.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

A Palestinian poet and intellectual offers a memoir of his return to the West Bank after thirty years of exile, noting the changes in his birthplace and family since his departure in 1967.

Synopsis:

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:
9780307486141
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : General
Translated by:
Ahdaf Soueif
Introduction:
Said, Edward W.
Author:
Barghouti, Mourid
Author:
Soueif, Ahdaf
Author:
Mourid Barghouti
Author:
Ahdaf Soueif
Subject:
History : Middle East - General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
West Bank
Subject:
African
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle Eastern
Subject:
West Bank Description and travel.
Subject:
Barghuthi, Murid - Travel - West Bank
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Middle East- Palestine
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20030513
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
208

Related Subjects

Biography » General
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Travel » Middle East

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Product details 208 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307486141 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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

"Synopsis" by , A Palestinian poet and intellectual offers a memoir of his return to the West Bank after thirty years of exile, noting the changes in his birthplace and family since his departure in 1967.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

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