Children of the Roojme: A Family's Journey from Lebanon

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 303 pages
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In this lyrical memoir of her Lebanese-American family, Elmaz Abinader offers a vivid account of uprooted and resettled lives. Spanning four generations and two continents, Children of the Roojme is the story of a family from the mountains of Lebanon and their emigration to western Pennsylvania. More than that, it bears intimate witness to the hardships of World War I, the disintegrating Ottoman empire, abandonment of centuries-old villages, and the New World conflict between cultural tradition and assimilation.

 

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Contents

PROLOGUE
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Jean
9
Jean
31
Rachid
43
Rachid
68
Rachid
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Rachid
110
Jean
119
Mayme
143
Mayme
171
Mayme
189
Camille
205
Camille
232
Zina
251
Camille
281
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