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    READ ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Scar of David i wrote it so my rating isn't all that relevant to readers but for what it's worth it came from a place of love and I put pieces of my heart in this narrative

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    Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY READ ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Susan Abulhawa The Scar of David E–book/E–pub I don't knowI'll tryThis was most certainly the most heartbreaking novel I have ever so far come to read I literally left it

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    The Scar of David E–book/E–pub I have had a hard time trying to review this book because it affected me on so many emotional levels I almost feel like I am betraying the cha

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    The Scar of David E–book/E–pub Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY Re reading this one for February 2016 sit in Book Club Originally read in 2011 Isn't it wonderful when a book like Mornings in Jenin inspires readers to discuss think about or research further for information in order to educate and better understand the conflicts of the world Mornings in Jenin is an amazing read and an insight to the lives

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    The Scar of David E–book/E–pub READ ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Susan Abulhawa FREE DOWNLOAD The Scar of David A Palestinian perspective on the conflict in the Middle East? Yes this book delivers that A good novel? No not thatThis book starts with the idyllic lives of Palestinian villagers in the early 1940s It moves on to describe their disp

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    The Scar of David E–book/E–pub I have to admit my ignorance in the continuing turmoil between Israel and Palestine It seems that it is a conflict that has been going

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    Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY READ ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Susan Abulhawa FREE DOWNLOAD The Scar of David Disclosure Won in Goodreads giveawayI suppose this is a type of book that will get some people's panties in a twist so let me say a couple things1 Never ever listen to just one side of the story There needs to be fiction told from the Palestinian point of view just as there needs to be fiction told from the Israeli point of view2 Who wants just to read books that don't challenge them?3 It really isn't biased O

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    The Scar of David E–book/E–pub I'm speechless For non Palestinians it's important to read this novel since it summarizes the story of Palestine the story of great love and great lossFor Palestinians it's good though painful to see our miseries put into wordsMay I can write about some points of this outstanding novel laterThe lovely signature of my Pales

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    The Scar of David E–book/E–pub READ ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY What a wonderful yet hearbreaking ride this book was Firstly I’ll start with the fact that as soon as I saw the cover and title of this book I knew I had to read it In 1993 94 I answered an add in the paper to go and work as an Au Pair for a family in Israel I can’t explain why Israel there were hunderds of adds for France Italy USA etc and one solitary add for Israel As a child at school we were asked to pick a c

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    READ ã PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Æ Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY The Scar of David E–book/E–pub Here's what I wrote about this book written by a friend of mine on the BN websiteEveryone should read Susan Abulhawa’s The Scar of David This story of a Palestinian family’s journey through four generations of Israeli occupation offers beautiful balanced and intensely humanistic insight into the experience of both Palestinians and Isra

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SUMMARY ¾ The Scar of David Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Scar of David Palestine 1941 In the small village of Ein Had a father leads a procession of his family and workers through the olive groves As they move through the trees the green fruits drop onto the orchard floor; the ancient cycle of the seasons providing another bountiful harvestPalestine 1948 The Abulheja family are forcibly removed from their ancestral home in Ein Hod and sent to. i wrote it so my rating isn t all that relevant to readers but for what it s worth it came from a place of love and I put pieces of my heart in this narrative

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SUMMARY ¾ The Scar of David Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Scar of David Her into exile in Pennsylvania in America Amal’s is a story of love and loss of childhood marriage parenthood and finally the need to share her history with her daughter to preserve the greatest love she has Richly told and full of humanity Mornings in Jenin forces us to take a fresh look of one of the defining political conflicts of our time It is an extraordinary debut. What a wonderful yet hearbreaking ride this book was Firstly I ll start with the fact that as soon as I saw the cover and title of this book I knew I had to read it In 1993 94 I answered an add in the paper to go and work as an Au Pair for a family in Israel I can t explain why Israel there were hunderds of adds for France Italy USA etc and one solitary add for Israel As a child at school we were asked to pick a country to do a project on and I picked Israel I m not Jewish nor am I Muslim but I just knew I wanted to go something about this country fascinated me I worked for an American Jewish family in a rich town 20 minutes north of Tel Aviv My days were spent with school runs lunches and play dates for 4 children under the age of 10 My weekends however were my own Every single weekend for the entire time I was there was spent exploring that beautiful country with other friends I had made Jerusalem was and still is my favourite place in the whole world a Palestinian run hostel in the Old City became my home for months one end and I made friends from all walks of life who took us to Tiberius Golan Heights Ein Gedi Haifa Acre Eilat and everywhere inbetween I knew the country better than I knew my own and even all these years later I think back often to my life then and remember with both fondness and passion the country that was my home for two years I have read lots about the Middle East Israel in particular but this is one of the first fiction based on many facts book that I have read from a Palestinian point of view I was really looking forward to reading it and I was not disappointedThe book starts in the beatutiful village of Ein Hod in 1940 s Palestine and centres around the Abulheja family who live a happy life with their two sons their beloved horses and lovingly tended rose garden They work the land and harvest olives in the surrounding hills for a living The oldest son Hassan marries a free spirited bedouin girl called Dalia who uickly becomes a part of the family and their first child Yousef is born to the delight of the family A few years later Ismael is born and when he is still a baby Yousef tries to comfort the crying child and accidentally drops him scarring his face down one sideIn 1948 their life as they know it is over The newly formed Israeli army after accepting the hospitality of the locals for food bombs thier little village without warning Many people were killed and those who were left were made to march out of the village in what they are standing up in and walk towards Jenin In the confusion that followed Dalia has Ismael snatched from her The villagers sat on the ground in the valley The land was as beautiful and peaceful as it had always been Trees and sky and stone and hills were unchanged and the villagers were dazed and uiet except Dalia She was mad with anguish uestioning people and uncovering other women s babies in the hope of revealing a boy with a scar down his right cheek around his eye She searched with frenzied foreboding even though Yehya tried to reassure her that someone had picked up the child and surely it was only a matter of time before they would be reunited The following chapters are the families time in the uickly put together refugee camp in Jenin where they try to rebuild some sort of life for themselves In this time Dalia gives birth to a daughter called Amal who becomes our narrator for most of the book She takes us through her life in the refugee camp the horrors the friendships and the losses She talks about times that often occured like the overflowing of the open sewers and the smell being so bad that they had to sleep on the roof But even in this she recounts the naive dreams of hers and her friends Vile as the experience and subseuent cleanup were Huda and I could not contain our excitement and anticipation at being allowed to sleep on the roof to escape the foul odour Other children did the same and we filled the air with calls jokes and giggles of young refugee souls We were naively full of dreams and hope then blessedly unaware that we were the worlds rubbish left to tread in its own misery and excrement There on the flat rooftops we offered up our wishes and secrets to the starry Mediterranean sky Amal was 12 years old when the war of 1967 came to Jenin She watched those around her die as she hid in a hole beneath the kitchen floor The refugee camp that her relaties and friends had tried so hard to build was flattened Amal leaves the camp not long after the six day war and takes us with her as she starts a new life in Jeruslem America Lebanon and back to Jenin Her story is heartbreaking and powerful Susan Abulhawa s anger is clear in the pages as is her love for her country Palestine She brings to our attention another massacre in Jenin in 2002 that the world barely got to hear about It was covered upI asked myself many times during reading this book how could this happen It s almnost beyond belief that human beings can do this to each other yet they do There is no reason or logic I was twenty years old and they gave me total power over other human beings Amal Although this book is only 330 pages long it felt like an epic to me I have spent 60 years with this family watching them love loose fight cry I m going to miss them I cried at the end not just because of their story but because of all the other thousands of peoples story real people I have tried not to be biased in this review there are two sides to every story The Israelis have their tale to tell too But this book is about the Palestininans and their story It s high time their voices were heard If you are interested in knowing Susan Abulhawa the author of Mornings in Jenin has very kindly agreed to an author interview on my blog which will be coming soon

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SUMMARY ¾ The Scar of David Susan Abulhawa Æ 0 SUMMARY FREE DOWNLOAD The Scar of David Live in a refugee camp in Jenin Through Amal the bright granddaughter of the patriarch we witness the stories of her brothers one as stolen boy who becomes an Israeli soldier; the other who is sacrificing everything for the Palestinian cause will become his enemyAmal’s own dramatic story threads it’s way through six decades of Palistine Israeli tension eventually taking. A Palestinian perspective on the conflict in the Middle East Yes this book delivers that A good novel No not thatThis book starts with the idyllic lives of Palestinian villagers in the early 1940s It moves on to describe their displacement into a refugee camp where the main character Amal is born From there it mostly follows her life up until the early 2000s Amal grows up in the camp but a scholarship is her ticket out and from there her life takes some interesting turns until she finally winds up back in the camp again No spoilers that s in the prologueSo here s the thing about this book It feels very raw and angry emotionally honest even where it s playing fast and loose with the facts It s one of the most manipulative books I ve ever read It s almost impossible to lose sight even for a moment of the fact that the author is Making A Point The writing on the sentence level is not bad There are some good insights and connections drawn But it s so heavy handed in its message so depressingly predictable in its tragedy so insistent in telling the reader how to feel that the agenda tends to overwhelm the novelI do think the author makes some effort to be fair The individual Jewish characters in this book are mostly not bad people But at the same time the Palestinian characters are so full of strength love and solidarity that there s barely a flaw to be found in any of them and those few flaws they have are all directly attributable to abuses suffered at the hands of Israeli soldiers And while the author doesn t exactly deny that some Palestinians have done some ugly things she also doesn t mention these things until late in the book even when chronologically they happened much earlier after these people have suffered so much apparently unprovoked abuse that it s impossible to imagine them not fighting back Even then she glosses over the uglier stuffSo the manipulation of the timeline the idealization of the Palestinians and their pre 1948 lives and the selectivity about where the book goes all make it difficult to trust Abulhawa even though much of what she tells us is probably true My impression is that she assumes her readers have already heard the Israeli side and she s here to give us the Palestinian side No doubt this is true of many readers but I expect from a novel than a slanted answer to slanted media reports There are places where the book tries to rise above that most notably one of the scenes with David toward the end of the book but much often it simply rants about IsraelIf that were the only problem with the book I d probably still give it 3 stars But then there s the writing The narration leaps without any apparent rhyme or reason between first and third person between two different first person narrators between past and present tense Writing Yousef s POV in first person present tense was a particularly ill considered decision resulting in passages like I reach my hand to touch But he backs away Later not now I am sure that it was not a dream Got that And there s this constant fast forwarding and rewinding to tell an entire subplot in a paragraph as if the author s afraid we won t remember some plot element by the time it reappears And then the narration jumps around and skips over tons of time It was cool that Amal and I share an alma mater It would have been cooler if a single word had been said about her time thereIn the end I m conflicted about this book I did cry at the end sucker for dramatic death scenes that I am There are interesting plot elements there s a good story in there somewhere I did learn a bit I do think there s a lot of truth to what s presented in this book and that the author could have made her points and effectively without being so heavy handed But this just isn t the novel that it could have been

  • Paperback
  • 331
  • The Scar of David
  • Susan Abulhawa
  • English
  • 04 July 2019
  • 9781408805879