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by Raja. Shehadeh

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ISBN:
1861974612
Author:
Raja. Shehadeh
Category:
Asia
Language:
English
Publisher:
Profile Books Ltd (2002)
Pages:
256 pages
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Raja Shehadeh is from a once-affluent Palestinian family that in 1948 fled from its principal house in Jaffa to its summer home in Ramallah in the West Bank. STRANGERS IN THE HOUSE consists of three interrelated stories.

Raja Shehadeh is from a once-affluent Palestinian family that in 1948 fled from its principal house in Jaffa to its summer home in Ramallah in the West Bank. They thought the move would be temporary, but with the collapse of Palestinian and Arab military forces, it became permanent. First, there is the plight of the Palestinians: the "Nakbeh" ("the catastrophe" or the events of 1948), the stateless life in the West Bank, followed by occupation by the Israelis after 1967, followed by the continuing encroachment of Israeli settlements and alteration of millennia-old terrain.

Strangers in the House. Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. By Raja Shehadeh Foreword by Anthony Lewis. About Strangers in the House

Strangers in the House. Category: Biography & Memoir Middle Eastern World History World Politics. About Strangers in the House. This is not a political book, Anthony Lewis asserts in his foreword to this revealing memoir of a father-son relationship set against the backdrop of more than thirty years of life under military occupation. Yet in a hundred different ways it is political. Shehadeh shatters the stereotype many Americans have of Palestinians.

Strangers in the House is a sad, dignified book. Shehadeh writes with great clarity and simplicity, but no bitterness, more in sorrow than in anger, about the unhappy history of his family and country. The 17 years since his father's death are covered in just a few pages, but are in some sense present all the time: a constant reminder that all Aziz most feared has come to pass.

Strangers in the House book. Raja Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family. When the state of Israel was formed in 1948 the family were driven out to the provincial town of Ramallah. There Shehadeh grew up in the shadow of his father, a leading civil rights lawyer.

When the state of Israel was formed in 1948 the family were driven out to the provincial town of Ramallah. He vowed not to become involved in politics or law but inevitably did so and became an important activist himself. In 1985 his father was stabbed to death. The Israeli police failed to investigate the murder properly and Shehadeh, by then a lawyer, set about solving the crime that destroyed his.

Raja Shehadeh, Anthony Lewis. This is not a political book," Anthony Lewis asserts in his foreword to this revealing memoir of a father-son relationship set against the backdrop of more than thirty years of life under military occupation. Three years after his family was driven from the city of Jaffa in 1948, Raja Shehadeh was born in Ramallah

Strangers in the House" is a brilliantly written piece which provides personal experiences in an occupied Palestine.

Strangers in the House" is a brilliantly written piece which provides personal experiences in an occupied Palestine. With all of the conflict in the Middle East currently, it is a must-read, to understand the viewpoint from all angles. Raja Shehadeh thinks way past his time, as his father had. He has written this book for the world to know what daily life is like under occupation and that it is a constant struggle. Mr. Shehadeh is admirable in his open-mindedness. If you would like to see the viewpoint from the other side, this book is perfect

Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. Three years after his family was driven from the coastal city of Jaffa in 1948, Raja Shehadeh was born in the provincial town of Ramallah, in the rural hills of the West Bank

Strangers in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine. This "is not a political book," Anthony Lewis writes in his foreword. Three years after his family was driven from the coastal city of Jaffa in 1948, Raja Shehadeh was born in the provincial town of Ramallah, in the rural hills of the West Bank. His early childhood was marked by his family's sense of loss and impermanence, vividly evoked by the glittering lights "on the other side of the hill. Growing up "in the shadow of home," he was introduced early to political conflict.