Tasting the Sky: A Palestinian Childhood
Ibtisam Barakat
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A powerful memoir of a girl growing up in the West Bank. In this groundbreaking memoir set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, Ibtisam Barakat captures what it is like to be a child whose world is shattered by war. With candor and courage, she stitches together memories of her childhood: fear and confusion as bombs explode near her home; the harshness of life as a Palestinian refugee; her unexpected joy when she discovers Alef, the first letter of the Arabic alphabet. This is the beginning of her passionate connection to words, and as language becomes her refuge, allowing her to piece together the fragments of her world, it becomes her true home. Transcending the particulars of politics, this illuminating and timely book provides a telling glimpse into a little-known culture that has become an increasingly important part of the puzzle of world peace.
ISBN 9781250097187Category ChildrenSubcategory Non-fiction
Publisher Macmillan USAImprint Square FishPublished 24/03/2003
Format OtherBinding PaperbackPage extent 208
Age group Juvenile Non-
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