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    Suad Amiry's Sharon and My Mother-in-Law

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Suad Amiry's Sharon and My Mother-in-Law

Ramallah Diaries

This book is sharply, gloriously different. This is a book about life under occupation, vivid and immediate enough to make you share what is ludicrous, brutal, ordinary and fantastical about the situation of Palestinians in Palestine; and it's warm, human, sometimes funny. -The Scotsman

Surprisingly funny, and refreshingly different from any other writings on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law describes Suad Amiry's experience of living on the West Bank from the early eighties to the present. Amiry tells us about the life and gossip of her neighbourhood in Ramallah, her moving family history and the struggle to live a normal life in an insane situation; from the impossibility of acquiring gas masks during the first Gulf War to her dog acquiring a Jerusalem Passport when thousands of Palestinians couldn't.

The book contains a diary Amiry kept during the Israeli invasion of Ramallah in March 2002, when her feisty 92-year-old mother-in-law came to live with them and we learn how daily chores such as buying food and visiting friends and relatives become Herculean tasks for anyone living in a state of siege. With a wickedly sharp ear for dialogue, and an eye for telling details of human behavior, Suad Amiry has written a wonderful and very funny book about the absurdity (and agony) of life in the Occupied Territories. (from the Granta website)

Details

ISBN: 1 86207 803 3
Subtitle: Ramallah Diaries
Author: Suad Amiry
Publisher: Granta Books
Print: McPherson's Printing Group
Subject: Political
Subject: Personal Memoirs
Subject: Palestinian Arabs
Subject: Social aspects
Publication Date: October 2005
Binding: Paperback
Language: English
Pages: 194
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 16 mm

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