A moving memoir as a lawyer and his father struggled for truth in Occupied Palestine
Raja Shehadeh’s moving memoir is set during the tumultuous period when the State of Israel was unilaterally declared. In 1947 his parents left their home in Jaffa for Ramallah thinking they’d be gone for just a few weeks during the turmoil of the end of the British mandate.They were never to return.
“It is a remarkable book: a memoir of exile – being a ‘stranger in his own land’ – and also a memoir of a remarkable father and an account of political education. It is the best possible book to understand the problems of the Middle East, and it is a wonderful personal story by a writer of edge and subtlety.”
Michael Ignatieff (Allan & Unwin)