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Palestinian Walks By Raja Shehadeh

Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh

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Summary

Covers over two decades of turmoil and change in the Middle East, steered via the history-soaked landscape of Palestine. This work navigates Palestinian history, from Ayn Kenya to the Shukba Caves, the Ramallah hills and the Dead Sea.

Palestinian Walks Summary

Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh

Raja Shehadeh, celebrated human rights campaigner and lawyer, navigates recent Palestinian history, from Ayn Kenya to the Shukba Caves, the Ramallah hills and the Dead Sea. Literally entwined within the chinks and fissures of these walks is a mine of conflict and failures, which Shehadeh chronicles with vigour and poignancy.

Palestinian Walks Reviews

He distils his pain and anger into eloquent prose, meticulously counting the ways he loves his land, allowing it to sing in evocations of grass luminous in sunlight, a sea of poppies, low oregano bushes yielding their scene as he brushes past, scarlet cyclamens growing out of crevices, muted pink rock roses...Palestinian Walks is no trite exercise in myth-making or propaganda. * Sunday Tribune (Ireland) *
Intensely political while avoiding the excesses of pure polemic, Shehadeh's account of six different Palestinian walks continually grapples with misconceptions and misinformation...Shehadeh is always engaging. There's such an eccentricity to his approach, commenting on dinosaur footprints in the rock one moment, challenging Israeli law the next...it's a remarkable way of going about things, delivering what many activists neglect to mention: the odd, slightly absurd details that really touch people; things that appear off-camera, away from news reports - things that seem real. * Independent on Sunday *

About Raja Shehadeh

Raja Shehadeh is the author of the highly praised When the Bulbul Stopped Singing and Strangers in the House. A Palestinian lawyer and writer who lives in Ramallah, he is a founder of the pioneering human rights organisation, Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, and the author of several books about international law, human rights and the Middle East.

Additional information

GOR003656584
9781861978042
1861978049
Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Profile Books Ltd
2007-08-30
240
Winner of Orwell Prize 2008 (UK)
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