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26 popular palestinian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Palestine. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour, David Hazard EN

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The unforgettable story of Elias Chacour, a Palestinian Christian with deep love for both Jews and Arabs. The birth of the modern Jewish nation is set against ancient and modern history.

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burned alive by Souad EN

Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Souad here relates how she survived an attempted 'honour killing' in her West Bank village for having had premarital sex. She calls for an end to the code of silence that allows this practice to continue in certain Islamic societies.

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En presencia de la ausencia by Mahmud Darwix (palestino) ES

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En presencia de la ausencia es la autobiografía poética de Mahmud Darwix (1941-2008). Volver... ¿adónde? Te preguntas mientras cuelgas cuadros en las paredes de tu nueva dirección. Ir... ¿adónde? Lo que tienes por delante es provisional. Lo que dejas detrás, transido de provisionalidad, está disperso. La eternidad que sube con la luz desde el jardín estalla en una carcajada. Le tomas el pelo diciéndole: También tú eres una exiliada. Y te preguntas: ¿Cuántas puntas has clavado en las parede... continue

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I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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Palestinian poet Barghouti relates his homecoming to Ramallah after 30 years in exile, offering a moving account of what it means to be a Palestinian today. Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.

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I Shall Not Hate : A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity by Izzeldin Abuelaish EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
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A Harvard-educated Palestinian physician who was raised in a Gaza Strip refugee camp recounts the 2009 bombing attack that killed his daughters, describing how he has cared for patients on both sides of the conflict and won awards for humanitarian acts urging peaceful resolutions.

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In the Presence of Absence by Mahmoud Darwish EN

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One of the most transcendent poets of his generation, Darwish composed this remarkable elegy at the apex of his creativity, but with the full knowledge that his death was imminent. Thinking it might be his final work, he summoned all his poetic genius to create a luminous work that defies categorization. In stunning language, Darwish’s self-elegy inhabits a rare space where opposites bleed and blend into each other. Prose and poetry, life and death, home and exile are all sung by the poet and his other. On the threshold of im/mortality, the poet looks back at his own existence, intertwined wit... continue

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Jerusalem : A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi EN

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A collection of 120 recipes exploring the flavors of Jerusalem from the New York Times bestselling author of Plenty, one of the most lauded cookbooks of 2011. In Jerusalem, Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi explore the vibrant cuisine of their home city—with its diverse Muslim, Jewish, and Christian communities. Both men were born in Jerusalem in the same year—Tamimi on the Arab east side and Ottolenghi in the Jewish west. This stunning cookbook offers 120 recipes from their unique cross-cultural perspective, from inventive vegetable dishes to sweet, rich desserts. With five bustling restaurant... continue

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Light in Gaza : Essays for the Future by Jehad Abusalim, Jennifer Bing, Mike Merryman-Lotze EN

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Light in Gaza gathers a collective Palestinian vision of what a future Gaza could be.

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Men in the Sun by Ghassan Kanafani EN

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This collection of important stories by novelist, journalist, teacher and Palestinina activist Ghassan Kanafani includes 'Men in the Sun,' the basis of the film 'The Deceived.' Also in the volume are 'The Land of Sad Oranges', 'If You Were A Horse', 'The Falcon' and 'Letter from Gaza.'
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Minor Detail by Adania Shibli EN

Rating: 5 (12 votes)
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Minor Detail begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba – the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people – and the Israelis celebrate as the War of Independence. Israeli soldiers capture and rape a young Palestinian woman, and kill and bury her in the sand. Many years later, a woman in Ramallah becomes fascinated to the point of obsession with this ‘minor detail’ of history. A haunting meditation on war, violence and memory, Minor Detail cuts to the heart of the Palestinian ex... continue


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