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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (7 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1408815583
  • ISBN-13: 978-1408815588
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.3 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 546,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for I Saw Ramallah

'An important literary event ... One of the finest existential accounts of Palestinian displacement that we now have' (Edward Said)

'The passionate pain of exile, recounted at the end of a day by a true poet' (John Berger)

'Outside any political faction, Barghouti manages to be temperate, fair-minded, resilient and uniquely sad' (Tom Paulin, Independent)

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In his incisive, moving and revelatory account of returning to Ramallah to introduce his 23-year-old son born in exile in Cairo to his Palestinian family, Mourid Barghouti has matched the achievement of his first memoir, I Saw Ramallah.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Aina on 13 Mar 2012
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I loved this story, this his-story. Mourid Barghouti is first and foremost a poet but his prose is beautiful and lyrical too. He writes of love, family, identity, place, time and loss in a way which touched me more than any other writer ever has. There is so much reason for resentment and bitterness, but you will find none here. Thank you for this gift Mr Barghouti.
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By Jen18 on 27 Oct 2013
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I am old enough to remember the lead up to the fall of the last Shah and have only now realised the full impact his reign had on his country. It is quite a shocking account of the atrocities that took place and I felt sad at how powerless the ordinary people were and at the hardships they had to endure.
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Mourid Barghouti is a wonderful poet and writes bitterly and at times laconically about his return to his birthplace where is he is exposed to humiliating treatment with his son. Full of insights that touch the heart and mind
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Still reading this moving account of how hard it is to be Palestinian today. Well written, poetic, a serious read.
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I was born there, I was born here 16 Feb 2013
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Because the author is a poet, it was beautifully written. Really brings up the tragedy of Palestine and how the people are suffering. So moving and sad.
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