White Heart

White Heart

by Robert G. Rabil
White Heart

White Heart

by Robert G. Rabil


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Set in two worlds apart, where one is torn by violence and the other celebrates freedom and industriousness, White Heart-inspired by true events-juxtaposes in allegorical and anecdotal expression human frailties with resilience in a fictional collection of short stories. The transcendence, metaphor and candour of the stories shape the author's belief in the supremacy of human compassion, peace and courage over malevolence, depravity and violence. Though the author's experiences in Lebanon and United States define the scope and spectrum of the stories, the thematic depth of the stories is inspired by the character of the author's uncle, who was called White Heart for his profound good heartedness, unwavering courage, readiness to help those in need, and staunch appreciation of life even in the face of adversity and tragedy. Though the pain and bereavement of losing his only son to indiscriminate state violence affected the very core of his being, the lustre of his indefatigable character never lost its radiance.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788234528
Publisher: Austin-Macauley Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2018
Pages: 134
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robert G. Rabil is an internationally renowned scholar. He is the author of Embattled Neighbors: Syria, Israel and Lebanon (2003); Syria, United States and the War on Terror in the Middle East (2006); Religion, National Identity and Confessional Politics in Lebanon: The Challenge of Islamism (2011); Salafism in Lebanon: From Apoliticism to Transnational Jihadism (2014); and The Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lebanon (2016).

He received his doctorate in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis University and was conferred an honorary Doctorate in Humanities from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. He is a Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University.

Table of Contents

My Life 14

Motherhood 15

Dream 18

The Teacher 20

Small Lights 24

Family 28

Fairness in the Jungle of Beasts 32

Valentine's Day 35

Freedom 37

The Judge and Sickness 40

Mr Right and Mr Might 44

Indifference and Envy 47

Truth and Honesty 51

Love 53

Christmas 56

Music 63

Betrayal 65

Wedding 69

Waiter 71

Friendship 73

A War Story 75

My Old Village and New Land 79

Eva Sarkis 81

The Scaffold 84

The Garbage Collector 88

Politics and Politicians 96

War! Who is the Enemy? 99

My Brother 102

Time and Life 103

Dear Man 105

Migration 108

The Ghost and the Man 111

White Heart 114

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