Tells the stories of three women, each of them far from home who are returning to, or still searching, for somewhere that can be called 'home'. This work explores women's lives, the experiences of displacement and loss, of exile and return to the homeland.
"Somewhere, Home" tells the stories of three women, each of them far from home who are returning to, or still searching, for somewhere that can be called 'home'. Each of them is Lebanese and drawn back to a beautiful house in a village that represents home, as it was, or as it could be. Maysa returns to the house that was her grandparents when she was a child, in a village high on the slope of Mount Lebanon, leaving Beirut to search for her past and to imagine the past lives of her family. Aida, who has long since left the country of her birth, returns to Lebanon in search of the spirit of the Palestinian refugee who was a second father to her when she was a child. Salwa, now an old woman, taken from her homeland when she was a young wife and mother, recalls her life from her hospital bed, surrounded by her family but still, in some sense, far from home. Between them, these three sections explore women's lives, the experiences of displacement and loss, of exile and return to the homeland, in a prose of exquisite precision and grace.
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Nada Awar Jarrar was born in Australia and has lived in the UK, US and the Lebanon. She returned to live in Beirut six years ago.
Somewhere, Home by Nada A. Jarrar
Nada A. Jarrar
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