Amazingly powerful novel. It‘s one of my all time favourites. Highly recommend just makes sure you have lots of tissues
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.
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?
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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.
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.
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 🇵🇸🇵🇸