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Mornings in Jenin
Mornings in Jenin: A Novel | Susan Abulhawa
Mornings in Jenin is a multi-generational story about a Palestinian family. Forcibly removed from the olive-farming village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejos are displaced to live in canvas tents in the Jenin refugee camp. We follow the Abulhejo family as they live through a half century of violent history. Amidst the loss and fear, hatred and pain, as their tents are replaced by more forebodingly permanent cinderblock huts, there is always the waiting, waiting to return to a lost home.The novel's voice is that of Amal, the granddaughter of the old village patriarch, a bright, sensitive girl who makes it out of the camps, only to return years later, to marry and bear a child. Through her eyes, with her evolving vision, we get the story of her brothers, one who is kidnapped to be raised Jewish, one who will end with bombs strapped to his middle. But of the many interwoven stories, stretching backward and forward in time, none is more important than Amal's own. Her story is one of love and loss, of childhood and marriage and parenthood, and finally the need to share her history with her daughter, to preserve the greatest love she has. Set against one of the twentieth century's most intractable political conflicts, Mornings in Jenin is a deeply human novel - a novel of history, identity, friendship, love, terrorism, surrender, courage, and hope. Its power forces us to take a fresh look at one of the defining conflicts of our lifetimes.
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Petelord
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Amazingly powerful novel. It‘s one of my all time favourites. Highly recommend just makes sure you have lots of tissues

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KellyHunsakerReads
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#Palestine. If you are interested in reading books set in each country of the world, please join us in #ReadingTheWorld on Goodreads.

CafeMom Maybe you want to post the Bingo card here for Reading the World? We can play the actual card here. 6mo
KellyHunsakerReads Fun idea. I will give it a go! 6mo
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LittleBug
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#SisforSeptember Day 10: #Sunrise

Maybe a bit farfetched, but hey, after #sunrise it‘s morning, right?😁😜😁

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Sarz
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#friyayintro @jesshowbooks

1. Pink!
2. The Alienist
3. Until it was pointed out that there was a glossary in the back.
4. Tomato sauce/ketchup
5. I'm planning to use this long weekend to finish my #makerswap project and watch Netflix. The weather forecast is frightful.

Cinfhen Tagged book sounds very interesting 1y
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BookaholicNatty
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This is my online book clubs April read. I found a copy at the thrift store after class today!!!!! I can‘t wait to dive in and read it!!!! Anyone read this? It is set in a refugee camp and follows Amals life story of loss, struggle and survival through over 60 years of Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Haunting and hear t wrenching! If you read it already, what did you think?

Becker It has been on my TBR for several years. I think it sounds excellent but I will look forward to some feedback. 1y
RebelReader I just discovered this book today at Barnes and Noble, but I didn‘t buy it. I‘m on a book ban except library sales this month. 1y
LeeRHarry I really liked this one - I borrowed it from the library and then decided that I needed my own copy, eventually found it a couple of years later at a charity shop 😊 Enjoy! (edited) 1y
Avidan I have just started reading it and...I have thoughts. 1y
BookaholicNatty @Avidan I haven‘t finished it all the way yet!!! I need to!! I am enjoying it though! And I have been learning a lot I didn‘t know 1y
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PoloRaccoon
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This book was an upsetting read. The characters suffer and it takes a heartless soul not to feel for them, whatever your political beliefs. The writing style is clunky at times but I got a lot out of this book. Saying I 'enjoyed' it feels cheap.

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Cathythoughts
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@Kalalalatja #BOOKISHWOULDYOURATHER
1. Cafe
2. Fave character
3. Always cry & laugh
4. 1000 + pages
5. Always read back cover. 🙏

Kalalalatja 👏👏 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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I've only read The Forty Rules of Love, the rest on my TBR.
#bookssetinthemiddleeast #readingwomenmonth @thereadingwomen

readingjedi I really enjoyed The Map of Love! 2y
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thereadingwomen
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For Ramadan, Sumaiyya, one of our favorite bookstagrammers, gave us a list of of amazing book recs of Middle Eastern and Muslim Women's fiction. Check it out on the blog!

https://www.readingwomenpodcast.com/blog/2017/6/5/guest-post-middle-eastern-musl...

You can find more of Sumaiyya's book recommendations on her Instagram or Litsy @sumaiyya.books.⠀

#thereadingwomen
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#ReadingWomenMonth #women_writers #readwomen

ephemeralwaltz One of my favorite bookstagrammers! 2y
sumaiyya.books 😍❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Chrissyreadit I‘m so glad I was looking up Mornings in Jenin. These book recommendations look great. 13mo
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Michellesibs
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I'm ashamed to say I know little on the Israel / Palastine conflict and this book is a good introduction to the topic. Books like this always throw me a little as the timeline is so recent, in our lifetime but we remain oblivious
This is the story of Amal, who was born into a refugee camp in Jenin, and her family. It's horrifying to know this story is not fiction for some people out there today. This book is not enjoyable but should be read.

Cathythoughts I loved this book. Beautifully written & a powerful story 2y
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HiddenGemBooks
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Forcibly removed from the olive-farming village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejos are displaced to live in canvas tents in the Jenin refugee camp. We follow the Abulhejo family as they live through a violent history. Amidst the loss and fear, hatred and pain, as their tents are replaced by more forebodingly permanent cinderblock huts, there is always the waiting, waiting to return to a lost home.

#TBR 😱📚

LeeRHarry Great read! 3y
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AndjoSant
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A harrowing account of 4 generations of a displaced Palestinian family, Mornings in Jenin describes the incredible hardships of the Palestinian people in often brutal detail. Strongly recommend as a background to the current political situation in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories 🇵🇸🇵🇸

LeeRHarry I loved this one!!! 😊 2y
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SoAustentatious
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This book nearly broke my heart. I'm not a weeper, but I wept, so have a box of tissues handy. Also, be prepared to potentially be pissed off at the one-sided history you've learned of the war between Israel and Palestine.