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Titre : Tasting the Sky: a Palestinian Childhood
Éditeur : FG&S, NY
Date d'édition : 2007
Reliure : Hardcover
Illustrateur : Maps
Etat du livre : As New
Etat de la jaquette : As New Unclipped
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Type de livre : Book
Bright, tight editions signed by the author on the title page in both English & Arabic. Clean & colorful through & through. N° de réf. du libraire BL4554
Synopsis : Winner, Arab American National Museum Book Award for Children's/YA Literature, among other awards and honors. ?When a war ends it does not go away,? my mother says.?It hides inside us . . . Just forget!?
But I do not want to do what Mother says . . . I want to remember.
In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home and she is separated from her family; the harshness of
life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home.
Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.
A propos de l'auteur: IBTISAM BARAKAT is a poet and educator who has worked with organizations such as the United Nations to facilitate a dialogue between Palestinians and Israelis. This is her first book. She currently lives in Columbia, Missouri.
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