Qissat: short stories by Palestinian women

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Telegram Books, 2006 - Fiction - 188 pages
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A humane, richly rewarding read.Vogue

A treasure for Western readers who want to familiarize themselves with the complexities of both Lebanese and Palestinian societies as war zones. The stories also constitute an excellent resource for teachers who are struggling to find material that is not one-dimensional in its presentation of Arab women.-Hala Khamis Nassar, Yale University, in Journal of Middle East Women's Studies

These fascinating and diverse stories reflect the everyday concerns of Palestinians living under occupation. Writers who were children during the first intifada appear alongside those who remember the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war.

In this volume, Palestinian women offer compassionate, often critical, insight into their society in times of hardship and turmoil, yet look beyond to the warmth of human relations and the hope that better times will come.

Jo Glanville is a journalist and radio producer. She has made a number of well-received documentaries about the Middle East and has contributed to many newspapers and magazines on the subject.

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User Review  - GlebtheDancer - LibraryThing

I think that the true test of a short story collection rarely lies in its overall quality (especially in anthologies of various authors), but rather in the moments, or stories, that take your breath ... Read full review

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Poignant. Some of the stories really transport you. So many shared experiences across vastly differing realities. Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements n
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Randa Jarrar Barefoot Bridge
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Liana Badr Other Cities
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Copyright

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About the author (2006)

Jo Glanville is a journalist and radio producer. She has made a number of well-received documentaries about the Middle East and has contributed to many newspapers and magazines on the subject. She has also contributed her own fiction and essays to a number of anthologies.

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