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In this autobiography of a Palestinian living in Israel, Shehadeh, a lawyer and founder of Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, reminisces about growing up "in the shadow of home" and coming to terms with the political situation in which he was born. It wasn't until he was an adult that he finally understood the work of his father, Aziz, an early advocate of the two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict who was murdered in 1985. In a strong voice that is without diatribe, melodrama, or anger, Shehadeh describes the uncertainties of life during a period of national difficulty. Readers will get a glimpse into the emotional and political turmoil of the region and possibly form a better understanding of the troubles in the Middle East. This book also shares the insight of one man's journey and the maturity that allowed him to see his life in context. Recommended for public and academic libraries with Middle Eastern collections or biography collections that extend beyond the famous. Naomi Hafter, Enoch Pratt Free Lib., Baltimore, MD
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Wonderful perspective -- growing for justice in Palestine. Shehadeh expresses the fear and hopes of the people of Palestine in his dramatic relationship with his father.Published 4 months ago by Michael T. Rabb
An absorbing read about a Christian Palestinian writer,(who I happened to know well). How the Israeli occupation has affected the lives of all Palestinians but showing that family... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Patricia A. Rantisi
The reviewers Amos Elon and The Economist publish dythirambs to this book, among them is ¡§Explains better than a hundred political treatises why there is still no peace in... Read morePublished on June 17, 2010 by Zinovy Y. Vayman
My interest in Shahadeh stems from his involvement in the Palestinian movement called "The Third Way", which is the political party of serving Palestinian Prime Minister Salaam... Read morePublished on September 11, 2009 by L. King
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. Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by R. M. Peterson
Two stories interwoven into one poetic narrative. The story of the author's relationship with his father is enmeshed in the greater story of his people falling under Israeli... Read morePublished on October 19, 2008 by Giant Panda
This is an excellent look into occupation and the way it affects those under occupation. The Palestinian voice is one seldom heard by the West which is why this work is so very... Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by Matthew Smith
Shehadeh's book is perhaps the only one to lay out the multi-faceted nature of the Israeli-Palestinian-Arab conflict. Read morePublished on July 28, 2003 by Inna Tysoe