A Beggar at Damascus Gate

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Post Apollo Press, 1995 - Fiction - 157 pages
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Fiction. Middle Eastern Studies. "Cold and alone in an ancient Palestinian village, a travelling archeologist finds the threads of a narrative that will direct his life for the coming decade. Its characters are a Palestinian woman and an English man, each deeply commited to the conflicting demands of love and national loyalties. As the narrator slowly pieces together the fate of two unfortunate lovers, he also uncovers a tale of treachery, duplicity and passion that highlights the contemporary plight of the enormous number of displaced Palestinians. Their final resolution surprises them both and reveals a depth to their committments that neither had previously realized" -- Cole Swenson.

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Yasmine Zahran - Author of Philip the Arab: A Study in Prejudice and Septimius Severus: Countdown to Death. Born in Ramallah, Palestine, she was educated at Columbia University, New York, and the University of London, and received a doctorate in archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris. She worked at UNESCO for a number of years and established, directed and taught at the Postgraduate Institute of Archaeology in Jerusalem (1991-1995). She divides her time between Paris and Ramallah, where she writes and researches, besides travelling extensively to visit archaeological sites.

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