Being Palestinian- Edited by Yasir Suleiman

SKU: 9781474405393


Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora- in this newly published (2016) volume over 100 Palestinians reflect in their own words upon what it means to be Palestinian in the diaspora.

Edited by Professor Yasir Suleiman



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How does it feel when you cannot find Palestine under P in the encyclopaedia your father brings home? Why cultivate fig and orange trees in the Arizona desert? What does it mean to know every inch of a village you have never seen, a village that no longer exists? In this groundbreaking volume, 102 Palestinians in North America and the United Kingdom reflect in their own words on what it means to be Palestinian in the diaspora. Men and women, young and old, Christians and Muslims, including well-known academics, poets, writers, faith leaders and singers, reveal their tangled ties to home and homeland , exploring how Palestine in the diaspora can be both lost and found, bereaved and celebrated, lived and longed-for. Touching, often troubling, but full of character and wit, the reflections in Being Palestinian offer a radically fresh look at the modern Palestinian experience in the West. And the time-honoured issues of identity, exile and diaspora give acute sense to these very personal reflections.

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Weight0.744 kg
Dimensions17.00 × 2.00 × 24.00 cm