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Describing the Past

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780857423498
Author(s): Ghassan Zaqtan
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2016
Publisher: Seagull Books
Dimensions: 124 x 206 x 15 (w x l x h)
Pages: 80

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When he was seven years old, Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan moved with his family to a Karameh refugee camp east of the River Jordan. That camp a center of Palestinian resistance following the Six-Day War and the site of major devastation when Israel razed the camp following the Battle of Karameh in 1968 is the setting for Zaqtan s first prose work to appear in English, 'Describing the Past.' This novella is a coming of age story, a tale of youth set amid the death and chaos of war and violence. It is an elegy for the loss of a childhood friend, and for childhood itself, brought back to life here as if dreams and memories have merged into a new state of being, an altered consciousness and way of being in and remembering the world.'

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