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The Resource Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa

Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa

Label
Mornings in Jenin
Title
Mornings in Jenin
Statement of responsibility
by Susan Abulhawa
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Palestine, 1941. In the small village of Ein Hod a father leads a procession of his family and workers through the olive groves. As they move through the trees the green fruits drop onto the orchard floor; the ancient cycle of the seasons providing another bountiful harvest. 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, through four generations of a single family. The very precariousness of existence in the camps quickens 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 quiet 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 threads 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 has
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abulhawa, Susan
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • Refugees, Palestinian Arab
  • Jenin
  • Palestine
  • Families
Target audience
adult
Label
Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
11045644
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781408809488
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020005477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Mornings in Jenin, by Susan Abulhawa
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: 2010
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
11045644
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii, 338 pages
Isbn
9781408809488
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2020005477
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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