£13.48
  • RRP: £14.99
  • You Save: £1.51 (10%)
FREE Delivery in the UK.
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
What It Means to be Pales... has been added to your Basket
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

What It Means to be Palestinian: Stories of Palestinian Peoplehood Paperback – 30 Oct 2010

5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Paperback
"Please retry"
£13.48
£6.00 £3.79
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more

Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now
£13.48 FREE Delivery in the UK. Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.



Top Deals in Books
See the latest top deals in Books. Shop now

Product details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: I B Tauris & Co Ltd (30 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848853637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848853638
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 1.9 x 21.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 968,295 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Review

"These are accounts of ordinary people who have striven through the harrowing experience of war and futile negotiation, searching for a life and a place that the rest of the world will respect and protect." -- Jon Snow "Dina Matar's book presents fragments of memory: of self, people and a vanishing landscape from a lost past whose voices ring painfully in the present. This is a book of discovery, conviction and a labour of love that will appeal to a wide readership." -- Yasir Suleiman, King's College, Cambridge "[a] fine book" -- Ian Black, guardian.co.uk
"[T]his is a rich narrative woven together by expert hands...Behind the success of this book are three main strengths: the well-balanced spectrum of Palestinian interviewees, Matar's solid grasp of Palestinian history and the lively and interesting stories of the interviewees themselves...These stories demand to be read by a wider English audience. This is a book the reader will dip into over and over again. It is to be hoped that more Western publishers will follow I. B. Tauris in allowing Palestinian voices to speak for themselves in such a powerful manner" -- Asa Winstanley, "The Electronic Intifada
"

""These are accounts of ordinary people who have striven through the harrowing experience of war and futile negotiation, searching for a life and a place that the rest of the world will respect and protect."" -- Jon Snow ""Dina Matar's book presents fragments of memory: of self, people and a vanishing landscape from a lost past whose voices ring painfully in the present. This is a book of discovery, conviction and a labour of love that will appeal to a wide readership."" -- Yasir Suleiman, King's College, Cambridge ""[a] fine book"" -- Ian Black, guardian.co.uk
""[T]his is a rich narrative woven together by expert hands...Behind the success of this book are three main strengths: the well-balanced spectrum of Palestinian interviewees, Matar's solid grasp of Palestinian history and the lively and interesting stories of the interviewees themselves...These stories demand to be read by a wider English audience. This is a book the reader will dip into over and over again. It is to be hoped that more Western publishers will follow I. B. Tauris in allowing Palestinian voices to speak for themselves in such a powerful manner"" -- Asa Winstanley, The Electronic Intifada

About the Author

Dina Matar is Lecturer in Arab Media and International Political Communication at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, SOAS. She is a former foreign correspondent and editor covering the Middle East, Europe and Africa. She is a co-editor of 'The Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication'.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See both customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
This book was such an eye-opener. A wonderful read by Dina Matar who went around collecting people's stories of their experiences before and during the war in Palestine. The stories begin as far back as the 1930's and end in present time.

It is written in chronological order, with every chapter consisting of - on average - 7 personal stories, with Dina providing an introduction and a bit of history before the telling of these stories. She writes that although these stories were translated from Arabic, she attempted to stay true to the storytelling with very minor edits made.

Reading those stories in chronological order from different people's viewpoints was very heartbreaking from me. I have never had the good fortune of visiting my homeland - Palestine. Born in 88, all I know is what I see on TV and read in books. I have never seen Palestine pre-1948, and it was beautiful to hear some of these stories from people who lived these times.

These are definitely the kind of stories we need to remind us of what used to be and what is. The stories we need to learn in order to pass them on to future generations. Great read, and highly recommended.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
An excellent book. It is an oral history of Palestinian experience from the Arab revolt of 1936-39 up until the Oslo Peace Accords and the second Intifada. She interviews many men and women who have lived through these events. It is a short book, only 200 pages, but it increased my understanding of the struggles of the Palestinians. I felt like crying at times, some of the stories are very sad. It humanises a forgotten and dehumanised people.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)

Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should be aware of what goes on in the world! 4 Dec. 2013
By Katherine - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Very informative book, bought it for an university course, and it opened up my eyes so much more than what I had already imagined. I really enjoyed it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful depictions of Palestinian experiences 13 Jan. 2014
By S. Shamma - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book was such an eye-opener. A wonderful read by Dina Matar who went around collecting people's stories of their experiences before and during the war in Palestine. The stories begin as far back as the 1930's and end in present time.

It is written in chronological order, with every chapter consisting of - on average - 7 personal stories, with Dina providing an introduction and a bit of history before the telling of these stories. She writes that although these stories were translated from Arabic, she attempted to stay true to the storytelling with very minor edits made.

Reading those stories in chronological order from different people's viewpoints was very heartbreaking from me. I have never had the good fortune of visiting my homeland - Palestine. Born in 88, all I know is what I see on TV and read in books. I have never seen Palestine pre-1948, and it was beautiful to hear some of these stories from people who lived these times.

These are definitely the kind of stories we need to remind us of what used to be and what is. The stories we need to learn in order to pass them on to future generations. Great read, and highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book. these tales of ordinary people in extraordinary ... 28 Jan. 2016
By B. Hillenbrand - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A wonderful book. these tales of ordinary people in extraordinary times undergoing the most trying circumstances provide the reader with a new appreciation of the struggle in Palestine.
Were these reviews helpful? Let us know


Feedback