Palestinian Walks: Forays Into a Vanishing Landscape

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Product Details

Price
$15.99
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.33 X 0.64 X 7.95 inches | 0.43 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781416569664

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About the Author

Raja Shehadeh is the author of the highly praised Strangers in the House and When the Birds Stopped Singing. A Palestinian lawyer and writer who lives in Ramallah, he is a founder of the pioneering human rights organization Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists.

Reviews

"This is a beautiful book and a sad one. It describes the unique Palestinian landscape, one that looked like a scene from the Bible -- and describes what has been done to it by aggressive Israeli settlement and American failure." -- Anthony Lewis
"A thoughtful meditation on Palestine, the land and the peoples who claim it." -- Mahmood Mamdani
"Raja Shehadeh's Palestinian Walks provides a rare historical insight into the tragic changes taking place in Palestine."

-- Jimmy Carter
"Towards any proper understanding of history there are many small paths. This constantly surprising book modestly describes walking along certain paths which have touched the lived lives of two millennia. Its walking guide is an elderly man who confesses; his confessions often encounter a perennial wisdom, and what he is talking about and walking across is one of the nodal points of the world's present crisis. I strongly suggest you walk with him."

-- John Berger, author of Here is Where We Meet: a Fiction
"This exquisitely written book records a sensitive Palestinian writer's love for the landscape of his country, over which he has hiked for many years. It reflects not only the intense beauty of that landscape, but also some of the terrible dangers that threaten it and its occupants. This is a book that is hard to put down because of the profound natural beauty that Shehadeh describes, and his manifest passion for his homeland."

-- Rashid Khalidi, author of The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood and Resurrecting Empire