Tasting The Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
- Number of Pages: 176
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
“ When a war ends it does not go away,” my mother says. Just forget! With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her residence 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, permitting her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. “ It hides inside us. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book gives a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has turn out to be an increasingly critical element of the puzzle of globe peace. I want to remember. ” But I do not want to do what Mother says. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah for the duration of the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a kid whose planet is shattered by war.
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