Al Mirath - The Inheritance

Al Mirath - The Inheritance

by Dr. Sahar A Khalifeh


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In this powerful novel , Sahar Khalifeh examines the stark realities in the lives of Palestinian Arab women. Through her protagonist, Zeynab, born to an American mother and a Palestinian father, Khalifeh illuminates the disorienting experience of living between two worlds, and the search for identity that mirrors the Palestinians' own quest for nationhood.
In her previous novels, Sahar Khalifeh has established herself as the premier feminist Arab novelist; in The Inheritance she breaks new ground in giving voice to Palestinian and Arab women and their economic exile. With its critical portrayal of the Palestinian authority that symbolizes all authorities in the Arab world, their mistakes, and limitations, The Inheritance offers a surprising look at the realities of Palestinian life, and Arab family life in a complex society. As the story of an immigrant torn between two cultures and struggling to adapt to both, Zeynab's tale touches on universals themes that will resonate with readers everywhere.
The Inheritance is a powerful and intense novel, rich with its layers, colorful scenes and its deep human characters.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781499742831
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 07/05/2014
Pages: 358
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Sahar Khalifeh Is considered the foremost Palestinian author and feminists in the Arab world, widely acclaimed for being the first feminist Palestinian writer, and for her sensitive, economical and lucid style. Her fame extends beyond Palestinian and Arab boarders, as her translations in many languages attest.
After the defeat of the Arab states in the 1967 war against Israel, and in the midst of what Khalifeh describes as a "miserable, devastating" marriage, Khalifeh began to write her first novel and severed her marriage against of the norms of both her family and Palestinian society. The Arab defeat in the war of 1967 spurred Khalifeh towards new modes of thinking and creativity which led her greatly towards furthering her writing career.

Praise from the Press
Sahar Khalifeh "is the Virginia Woolf of Palestinian - Arabic literature." Borsenblatt
"Her characters are so real you can actually relate to them by mistaking them for someone you know." The Daily Star - Jordan
"The one Arab novelist who has written one novel after another to show the inseparability of feminist issues from social and political concerns is the Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh, whom I consider the best Arab woman novelist in the twentieth century." Professor Buthaina Shaaban

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