Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora

Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora

by Yasir Suleiman (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781474405393
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 02/01/2016
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 918,448
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Professor Yasir Suleiman is the first holder of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Chair of Modern Arabic Studies and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. His many published works include A War of Words: Language and Conflict in the Middle East (2004), The Arabic Language and National Identity: A Study in Ideology (2003), The Arabic Grammatical Tradition: A Study in Tal'liil (1999), Literature and Nation in the Middle East (edited with Ibrahim Muhawi, 2006), Language and Society in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1999), Arabic Grammar and Linguistics (editor, 1998), Language and Identity in the Middle East and North Africa (editor, 1996) and Arabic Sociolinguistics: Issues and Perspectives (editor, 1994).

Table of Contents

Prologue Yasir Suleiman 1

Becoming Palestinian Samer Abdelnour 15

Beyond Recitation and Ritual Leila Abdul Razzaq 19

Only Icons Danah Abdulla 22

Resident of Both, National of None Ishaq Abu-Arafeh 25

Without my Jaffa: Other Seas Nuha Abudabbeh 28

Buffeted By How Others See You Lila Abu-Lughod 31

Disrupting the Peace of Others Lama Abu-Odeh 34

Fate: A Blessing Mahdi Abu-Omar 37

The Invisible Face of the Occupier Salman Abu Sitta 40

A Palestinian State of Mind Leena Al-Arian 44

No Land's Man Determined to Return to Palestine Sami Al-Arian 48

An Ornithologist from Iceland Najwa Al-Qattan 54

A Recurring Sound. A Familiar Image Samer Al-Saber 56

A Journey in Progress Atef Alshaer 60

In Dust Hala Alyan 63

Citizen of the World Kholoud Amr 66

Anonymous Being Nobody 69

Embracing Uncertainty Iman Arab 72

'Our Country Lives in Us' Sa'ed Atshan 75

Forever Gazan Abdel Bari Atwan 78

Ties that Bind, Ties that Sustain Ida Audeh 88

Pal.I. Am Omar Aysha 91

Things We Carry With Us Ibtisam Azem 94

The Sadness Continues Fuad Bahou 98

Childhood Curtailed Aida Bamia 102

Forty Days of Mourning Ibtisam Barakat 105

Seeking 'Home' Ramzy Barond 109

Voices from Within Sahera Bleibleh 112

The Tree Reja-e Busailah 115

A Road Taken Selma Dabbagh 119

Living in a World of Double Standards Taysir Dabbagh 122

Walking in Her Years Souad Dajani 125

Claiming Citizenship Susan Muaddi Darraj 128

Breathing Politics Izzat Darwazch 131

Motherland Dawoud El-Alami 135

Painting my Way Back Home One Stitch at a Time Najat El-Taji El-Khairy 137

A Demon of Hope Sharif Elmusa 140

Contradictory Worlds Doaa Elnakhala 145

Bint Liblood on the Road Amal Eqeiq 148

Darker Shades of Exile Randa Farah 151

Present in Absence Rawan Hadid 161

Inside as an Outsider John Halaka 164

Caught Between the Taste of Sunshine and Chopin Nocturnes Anwar Hamed 168

I See Palestine in my Rear-View Mirror Sousan Hammad 171

I Am, and I Am Always Becoming Laila Hamzi 174

Guide to Being Palestinian Nathalie Handal 177

Memories that Live Jean Hanna 180

A Boy from Mash-had Marwan Hassan 183

Reconciling Araby and America Ghazi Hassoun 186

When Will it be Vacant? Johnny Hazboun 189

Living in Letters or the Arrogance of a Cityless Man Khaled Hroub 192

Palestine in the Nepcantla Sarah Ihmoud 195

Enduring Ties Mohamad Issa 199

The Pain and Beauty of Dispossession Asma Jaber 202

The Durable Cords of Memory Salma Khadra Jayyusi 206

Mujaddara - Arabian Haggis! Salwa Aflara Jones 210

Still Life Fady Joudah 213

Subversive Abstraction Khalid Kamhawi 215

Where to Now? Ghada Kanafani 218

Filling Nowhere Ghada Karmi 221

Home is Where the Heart is. But Where is Home? Victor Kattan 230

A Vision Affirmed Tanya Keilani 233

Bridge to Palestine Reem Kelani 236

Badge of Honour Basem Khader 239

Homemaking Lisa Suhair Majaj 241

Stranger to my Own Story Jean Said Makdisi 244

No Room in my Luggage George Makhlouf 247

Labyrinth of Memories Bashir Makhoul 250

Palestine the Brave Sinan Suleiman Malley 253

From Ajjur to America: Rootedness in Diaspora Khalil Marrar 257

In, but not of Dina Matar 259

Lurching at Jericho Nabil Matar 262

Rolling Grape Leaves on a Map of the World Alaa Milbes 264

An Act of Resistance Fouad Moughrabi 267

The Mukhlar and I: A Day with my Grandfather in the Old City Michel Moushabeck 270

Parsley, Miryamiyah, Rosemary and Za'lar Ibrahim Muhawi 274

In Search of a Common Language Nadia Naser-Najjab 277

Fostering Palestine Sharif Hikmat Nashashibi 280

Seeds of Justice Jamal Nassar 284

My Resilient Flag Maha Nassar 287

Nye Written on his Forehead: My Father, Aziz Shihab Naomi Shihab 296

Aiming High Bashier Oudeh 299

My Mother's Heels Yousif Qasmiych 303

Images from a Shattered Mirror Loubna Qutami 306

Be/longing Najat Rahman 310

Eating Forbidden Palestine Hanan Ramahi 313

Palestinian-Something Omar Ramahi 316

No Paradise to Recreate Aftim Saba 319

A Mission to Explain Karl Sabbagh 323

A Heavy, Unwieldy Bag Najla Said 326

Lost to Geography Mohammad Sakhnini 330

Transcending Blind Allegiance Saliba Sarsar 333

Still a Palestinian Suha Shakkour 336

Homing Instincts Abbas Shiblak 339

Born(e) in the Heart Ghadir Siyam 342

Bodily Wounds and the Journey Home Linda Tabar 345

Holding Palestine Close to my Heart Simine Tepper 348

When All is Not What it Seems Lena Khalaf Tuffaha 354

A Sometime Palestinian Nadia Yaqub 358

Entry Denied Munther Younes 361

Barricaded Jameel Zayed 364

Glossary 367

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