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Golda Slept Here
Golda Slept Here
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About the Book

 

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 some 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 dialogue, we glimpse the lost Palestinian landscape, obscured by the silent battle between remembering and forgetting.

 

About the Author

 

SUAD AMIRY is an architect, and Founder-Director of RIWAQ: the Centre for Architectural Conservation in Ramallah. Amiry won Italy's prestigious Viareggio- Versilia Prize in 2004, and her first book, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law was long-listed for the Lettre Ulysses award for Reportage. She is the author of Menopausal Palestine: Women at the Edge (2010) and Nothing to Lose but Your Lift (2011).

 

Contents

 

 

Part One : Suad: Remembering and Forgetting

 

1

They Missed Mama's Cooking

3

 

Part Two : Andoni: A Master Builder's Passion

 

2

The Smile

23

3

Museum oITolerance and Co-existence

46

 

Part Three : Huda

 

4

Golda Slept Here

63

5

Whose House is This?

80

6

Mother and Child

91

7

Husband and Wife (1958)

94

8

Jealousy was only to be Expected Zjune 1967

96

9

Photo Albums / June 7, 1967

101

10

The Visit Three Weeks after the 1967 War

109

11

A Dream House

117

12

The Prisorr/july 2011

122

13

The Iraqi Officer

134

 

Part Four : Elie: A Bird's-eye View

 

14

A Businessman from Tel Aviv

141

 

Part Five : Homage to My Mother-in-law

 

 

1911-2005

 

15

That Very Moment

151

 

Never-ending Chapter

168

 

Golda Slept Here

Item Code:
NAF858
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2014
Publisher:
ISBN:
9788188965816
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch X 5.5 inch
Pages:
182 (6 B/W Illustrations)
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Weight of the Book: 245 gms
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About the Book

 

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 some 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 dialogue, we glimpse the lost Palestinian landscape, obscured by the silent battle between remembering and forgetting.

 

About the Author

 

SUAD AMIRY is an architect, and Founder-Director of RIWAQ: the Centre for Architectural Conservation in Ramallah. Amiry won Italy's prestigious Viareggio- Versilia Prize in 2004, and her first book, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law was long-listed for the Lettre Ulysses award for Reportage. She is the author of Menopausal Palestine: Women at the Edge (2010) and Nothing to Lose but Your Lift (2011).

 

Contents

 

 

Part One : Suad: Remembering and Forgetting

 

1

They Missed Mama's Cooking

3

 

Part Two : Andoni: A Master Builder's Passion

 

2

The Smile

23

3

Museum oITolerance and Co-existence

46

 

Part Three : Huda

 

4

Golda Slept Here

63

5

Whose House is This?

80

6

Mother and Child

91

7

Husband and Wife (1958)

94

8

Jealousy was only to be Expected Zjune 1967

96

9

Photo Albums / June 7, 1967

101

10

The Visit Three Weeks after the 1967 War

109

11

A Dream House

117

12

The Prisorr/july 2011

122

13

The Iraqi Officer

134

 

Part Four : Elie: A Bird's-eye View

 

14

A Businessman from Tel Aviv

141

 

Part Five : Homage to My Mother-in-law

 

 

1911-2005

 

15

That Very Moment

151

 

Never-ending Chapter

168

 

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