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Born in Jerusalem, Born Palestinian: A Memoir based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This page-turning memoir of a Christian Palestinian probes the human condition through the lens of a loving, joyful family shattered by the Nakba, the echo of the Holocaust. The young Nammar and his family are driven by Israeli authorities to a prison zone from their ancestral home, which was then given to Jewish immigrants. Growing up, he finds work at the Jerusalem YMCA and excels in swimming and basketball. When discrimination against Palestinians makes life in the city of his birth intolerable, he emigrates to the United States. Nammar's beautifully written story should be read widely for the insights it presents on life for Palestinians under Israeli occupation.