"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 of fairness." -- Financial Times "In Search of Fatima brings to life more effectively than anything I have read the fears, ambivalence and confusions experienced by Palestinians following the 1947 UN Partition Plan, and ultimately the palpable sense of loss." -- Women's Review of Books "Karmi's great achievement is to humanise the Palestinian predicament. Violent uprooting and exile have permanent psychological effects, which, as the Jewish people discovered, are not necessarily assuaged by the passage of time. We need counter-narratives like this, because we have recently learnt that it is not only parochial, but also dangerous to ignore the pain and rights of others." -- 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 the political still can be." -- Economist
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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About the Author
Ghada Karmi was born in Jerusalem and left Palestine for England in 1949. She is a medical doctor and has held a number of research appointments on Middle Eastern politics and culture. Her publications include Jerusalem Today: What Future for the Peace Process? and, as co-editor with E. Cotran, The Palestinian Exodus, 1948-1998.