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The Scar of David review ✓ 3 free download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa ë 3 free download A heart wrenching powerfully written novel that could do for Palestine what The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948 the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp There exiled from his beloved olive groves the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom peace and home This is the Palestinian story told as never before throug. 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 characters to say how much I enjoyed this book just because it was such an intense insight into a part of the world I knew so little about Abulhawa enlightened and devestated me at the turn of every page I learned about the beauty of Palestine its people and their hardships the wars the savagery and the intense hatred we can impose on one another I was ashamed and sad confused and depressed for days after this read and yet within the sadness of its pages glimmers hope a hope for reconciliation and peace What an incredible read The Cowboy's Baby Bond removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948 the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin Cop Next Door refugee camp There exiled from his beloved olive groves the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom peace and home This is the Palestinian story told as never before throug. I have had a hard time trying to Chaos in the Capital City review this book because it affected me on so many emotional levels I almost feel like I am betraying the characters to say how much I enjoyed this book just because it was such an intense insight into a part of the world I knew so little about Abulhawa enlightened and devestated me at the turn of every page I learned about the beauty of Palestine its people and their hardships the wars the savagery and the intense hatred we can impose on one another I was ashamed and sad confused and depressed for days after this Cowboy at the Crossroads read and yet within the sadness of its pages glimmers hope a hope for Cowboy Brigade reconciliation and peace What an incredible

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The Scar of David review ✓ 3 free download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa ë 3 free download H four generations of a single familyThe very precariousness of existence in the camps uickens life itself Amal the patriarch's bright granddaughter feels this with certainty when she discovers the joys of young friendship and first love and especially when she loses her adored father who read to her daily as a young girl in the uiet of the early dawn Through Amal we get the stories of her twin brothers one who is kidnapped by an Israeli soldier and raised Jewish; the other who sacrifices everything for the Palestinian cause Amal's own dramatic story t. 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 on forever and that many people in the States are at a lose to understand so we watch the news call them all crazy then go about our live This novel opened my eyes to this situation and made me sad but most of all it made me angry Angry that in a world of mass media and all the technological advances we possess that these atrocities are still going on in many parts of the world I do understand that this novel is biased in its storytelling but even if only parts of these events are true it s too many This novel is the perfect example of how fiction has the power to changeinform us and that s why novels like this should be read I sincerely sympathize and ache for all of the innocent victims of this conflict A must read Cowboy to the Rescue read to her daily as a young girl in the uiet of the early dawn Through Amal we get the stories of her twin brothers one who is kidnapped by an Israeli soldier and Revival Deluxe Collection Volume 1 raised Jewish; the other who sacrifices everything for the Palestinian cause Amal's own dramatic story t. 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 on forever and that many people in the States are at a lose to understand so we watch the news call them all crazy then go about our live This novel opened my eyes to this situation and made me sad but most of all it made me angry Angry that in a world of mass media and all the technological advances we possess that these atrocities are still going on in many parts of the world I do understand that this novel is biased in its storytelling but even if only parts of these events are true it s too many This novel is the perfect example of how fiction has the power to changeinform us and that s why novels like this should be Child of His Heart read I sincerely sympathize and ache for all of the innocent victims of this conflict A must A Cowboy of Her Own read

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The Scar of David review ✓ 3 free download Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB ë Susan Abulhawa Susan Abulhawa ë 3 free download Hreads between the major Palestinian Israeli clashes of three decades; it is one of love and loss of childhood marriage and parenthood and finally of the need to share her history with her daughter to preserve the greatest love she hasPreviously published in a hardcover edition with a limited run under the title The Scar of David this powerful novel is now available in a fully revised newly titled paperback edition The deep and moving humanity of Mornings in Jenin forces us to take a fresh look at one of the defining political conflicts of our lifetime. 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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  • Paperback
  • 338
  • The Scar of David
  • Susan Abulhawa
  • English
  • 12 August 2020
  • 9781408813553