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Children of the Roojme: A Family's Journey from Lebanon
     

Children of the Roojme: A Family's Journey from Lebanon

by Elmaz Abinader
 

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ISBN-10: 0299157342

ISBN-13: 9780299157340

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

In this lyrical memoir of her Lebanese-American family, Elmaz Abinader offers a vivid account of uprooted and resettled lives.  Spanning four generations and two continents, Children of the Roojme is the story of a family from the mountains of Lebanon and their emigration to western Pennsylvania. More than that, it bears intimate witness to the

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In this lyrical memoir of her Lebanese-American family, Elmaz Abinader offers a vivid account of uprooted and resettled lives.  Spanning four generations and two continents, Children of the Roojme is the story of a family from the mountains of Lebanon and their emigration to western Pennsylvania. More than that, it bears intimate witness to the hardships of World War I, the disintegrating Ottoman empire, abandonment of centuries-old villages, and the New World conflict between cultural tradition and assimilation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299157340
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
837,232
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

PROLOGUE 1(1)
THE POETRY OF MEN 1(8)
PART ONE 9(134)
ONE Fathers and Sons: Jean
9(20)
TWO The Black Rooster: Jean
29(14)
THREE The Locusts: Rachid
43(25)
FOUR The Five Families: Rachid
68(10)
FIVE The Old Days: Rachid
78(32)
SIX A Short Journey: Rachid
110(9)
SEVEN Life of a Stranger: Jean
119(24)
PART TWO 143
EIGHT Mothers and Daughters: Mayme
143(28)
NINE The Lemon Tree: Mayme
171(18)
TEN Hotel Splendide: Mayme
189(16)
ELEVEN Il Conte di Avoa: Camille
205(27)
TWELVE Sunflowers: Camille
232(19)
THIRTEEN Sisters: Zina
251(30)
FOURTEEN Two Sons: Camille
281

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