In Search of Fatima

In Search of Fatima PDF Author: Ghada Karmi
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1789604826
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 481

Book Description
"One of the finest, most eloquent and painfully honest memoirs of the Palestinian exile and displacement." –New Statesman An intimate memoir of the 1948 Nakba, exile and the dispossession of Palestinian lands In Search of Fatima reflects the author’s personal experiences of displacement and loss against a backdrop of the major political events which have shaped conflict in the Middle East. Kharmi was born in Jerusalem but her family were forced out in 1948, following the Nakba, when Palestinians were dispossessed of their lands at the hands of the Israeli state. In this moving account of exile, she charts her family's displacement to Jordan, and finally to Golders Green, London, where she initially refused to lay down roots in alien soil. Through this journey, Kharmi charts the personal account of a young woman's search for identity: as a Palestinian far away from home. Speaking for the millions of displaced people worldwide who have lived suspended between their old and new countries, fitting into neither, this is a nuanced exploration of psychological displacement and loss of identity.

In Search of Fatima

In Search of Fatima PDF Author: Ghada Karmi
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1789604834
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 489

Book Description
Ghada Karmi's acclaimed memoir relates her childhood in Palestine, flight to Britain after the catastrophe, and coming of age in Golders Green, the north London Jewish suburb. A powerful biographical story, In Search of Fatima reflects the author's personal experiences of displacement and loss against a backdrop of the major political events which have shaped conflict in the Middle East. Speaking for the millions of displaced people worldwide who have lived suspended between their old and new countries, fitting into neither, this is an intimate, nuanced exploration of the subtler privations of psychological displacement and loss of identity.

In Search of Fatima

In Search of Fatima PDF Author: Ghada Karmi
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845615
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 468

Book Description
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A Place for Us

A Place for Us PDF Author: Fatima Farheen Mirza
Publisher: SJP for Hogarth
ISBN: 152476356X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 402

Book Description
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD “5 UNDER 35” NOMINEE • NEW YORK’S “ONE BOOK, ONE NEW YORK” PICK Named One of the Best Books of the Year: Washington Post • NPR • People • Refinery29 • Parade • BuzzFeed “Mirza writes with a mercy that encompasses all things.”—Ron Charles, Washington Post Hailed as “a book for our times” (Christiane Amanpour), A Place for Us is a deeply moving and resonant story of love, identity, and belonging. As an Indian wedding gathers a family back together, parents Rafiq and Layla must reckon with the choices their children have made. There is Hadia: their headstrong, eldest daughter, whose marriage is a match of love and not tradition. Huda, the middle child, determined to follow in her sister’s footsteps. And lastly, their estranged son, Amar, who returns to the family fold for the first time in three years to take his place as brother of the bride. What secrets and betrayals have caused this close-knit family to fracture? Can Amar find his way back to the people who know and love him best? A Place for Us takes us back to the beginning of this family’s life: from the bonds that bring them together, to the differences that pull them apart. All the joy and struggle of family life is here, from Rafiq and Layla’s own arrival in America from India, to the years in which their children—each in their own way—tread between two cultures, seeking to find their place in the world, as well as a path home. A Place for Us is a book for our times: an astonishingly tender-hearted novel of identity and belonging, and a resonant portrait of what it means to be an American family today. It announces Fatima Farheen Mirza as a major new literary talent.

Yaffa and Fatima

Yaffa and Fatima PDF Author: Fawzia Gilani-Williams
Publisher: Kar-Ben Publishing ™
ISBN: 1512452424
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 27

Book Description
Two neighbors—one Jewish, one Muslim—have always been best friends. When they both fall on hard times, can they find a way to help each other? In Fawzia Gilani's retelling of this folktale—which has both Jewish and Arab origins—differences are not always causes for conflict and friendship can overcome any obstacle.

Married to Another Man

Married to Another Man PDF Author: Ghada Karmi
Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)
ISBN:
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 332

Book Description
Celebrated author Ghada Karmi argues that the only practical solution to the conflict is for Palestinians and Israelis to live together in a secular democratic state

Return

Return PDF Author: Ghada Karmi
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781688443
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 336

Book Description
An extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home, from the author of In Search of Fatima “The journey filled me with bitterness and grief. I remember looking down on a nighttime Tel Aviv from the windows of a place taking me back to London and thinking hopelessly, ‘flotsam and jetsam, that’s what we’ve become, scattered and divided. There’s no room for us or our memories here. And it won’t be reversed.’” Having grown up in Britain following her family’s exile from Palestine, doctor, author and academic Ghada Karmi leaves her adoptive home in a quest to return to her homeland. She starts work with the Palestinian Authority and gets a firsthand understanding of its bizarre bureaucracy under Israel’s occupation. In her quest, she takes the reader on a fascinating journey into the heart of one of the world’s most intractable conflict zones and one of the major issues of our time. Visiting places she has not seen since childhood, her unique insights reveal a militarised and barely recognisable homeland, and her home in Jerusalem, like much of the West Bank, occupied by strangers. Her encounters with politicians, fellow Palestinians, and Israeli soldiers cause her to question what role exiles like her have in the future of their country and whether return is truly possible.

Our Lady Came to Fatima

Our Lady Came to Fatima PDF Author: Ruth Fox Hume
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 9781586170370
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 180

Book Description
Who would have thought that the Blessed Mother would choose to come to Fatima, that remote farming village on a rocky slope in Portugal? No one was more surprised than Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, the little shepherds to whom she appeared in 1917. In this 27th volume of the acclaimed Vision Books series for youth, readers will be enthralled by the story of the village and its people, of the scornful neighbors and the puzzled parents. Above all, it is the warmly human story of the three little ones who insisted that Our Lady had indeed come to Fatima, and from whose faith grew one of the greatest spiritual movements of our time. Illustrated.

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima PDF Author: William Thomas Walsh
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781716450969
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 282

Book Description
This book was written in 1949 following a personal visit of some months to Fatima to visit the locations and to personally interview Sr. Lucia. Its description of the apparitions and children are the most complete of any of the many books on Fatima. Dr. von Peters has edited the work, put it into more modern American English, and added a number of additional materials including a Timeline of the Third Secret, what happened to Sr. Lucia and her travails with the hierarchy, both before and after the Fatima apparition was recognized by the Church, the Errors of Russia, and others. It is a fast moving book, reading almost like fiction due to Dr. Walsh's great story telling ability. If you wondered what all the to do was about Fatima, this is the book for you.

Fatima's Great Outdoors

Fatima's Great Outdoors PDF Author: Ambreen Tariq
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1984816950
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 42

Book Description
An immigrant family embarks on their first camping trip in the Midwest in this lively picture book by Ambreen Tariq, outdoors activist and founder of @BrownPeopleCamping Fatima Khazi is excited for the weekend. Her family is headed to a local state park for their first camping trip! The school week might not have gone as planned, but outdoors, Fatima can achieve anything. She sets up a tent with her father, builds a fire with her mother, and survives an eight-legged mutant spider (a daddy longlegs with an impressive shadow) with her sister. At the end of an adventurous day, the family snuggles inside one big tent, serenaded by the sounds of the forest. The thought of leaving the magic of the outdoors tugs at Fatima's heart, but her sister reminds her that they can keep the memory alive through stories--and they can always daydream about what their next camping trip will look like. Ambreen Tariq's picture book debut, with cheerful illustrations by Stevie Lewis, is a rollicking family adventure, a love letter to the outdoors, and a reminder that public land belongs to all of us.
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