Ghada Karmi's compelling and beautifully written narrative is more than a personal memoir. It enables the reader to understand and to empathise with the psychological dislocation of exile that continues to fuel the Palestinian cause. --Karen Armstrong, Independent
Keenly observed, fierce, honest and yet light of touch, Ms Karmi's memoir of dislocation illustrates just how inseparable, for many people, the personal and political still can be. --The Economist
This is an important memoir, beautifully written by an intelligent, sensitive woman that fills a void in studies of Zionism. It should help those of us who do not understand why growing numbers of Muslims and not a few Christians have lost faith with Western pretensions to fairness. --Financial Times
From the Back Cover
'Ghada Karmi's stunning memoir is remarkable. Extraordinarily well-written, it is the amazingly honest story of a Palestinian woman of exceptional self-awareness. Hers is a story of exile and displacement ... rich in detail and human experience. Karmi is excellent on the quality of family and even communal life in Mandatory Palestine ... she also has a wonderfully subtle way of showing how thousands of different ways the political and the personal intermesh, and this she does with a skill and insight that could be a novelist's envy.' Edward W. Said
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