A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle by Raja Shehadeh

By Raja Shehadeh

The search for his great-uncle Najib Nassar, an Ottoman journalist – the main points of his existence, and the path of his nice break out from occupied Palestine – fed on award-winning author Raja Shehadeh for 2 years. As he strains Najib’s footsteps, he discovers that this day it might be most unlikely to escape the cage that Palestine has turn into. A Rift in Time is a relatives memoir written in luminescent prose, however it can also be a mirrored image on how Palestine – specifically the disputed Jordan Rift Valley – has been reworked. so much of Palestine’s background and that of its humans is buried deep within the floor: complete villages have disappeared and names were erased from the map. but through seeing the larger photo of the panorama and the endless fight for freedom as Shehadeh does, it's nonetheless attainable to appear in the direction of a greater destiny, unfastened from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.

“A paintings of passionate polemic, touring, historical past, and autobiography, this hugely unique attention of the Palestinian-Israeli factor is based round a sequence of energetic, attentive hikes during the occupied territories.”—The New Yorker

“Raja Shehadeh’s Palestinian Walks offers a unprecedented historic perception into the tragic adjustments occurring in Palestine.” —President Jimmy Carter

“Towards any right knowing of historical past there are various small paths. This continuously striking publication modestly describes jogging alongside definite paths that have touched the lived lives of 2 millennia. Its strolling consultant is an aged guy who confesses; his confessions frequently come upon a perennial knowledge, and what he's conversing approximately and jogging throughout is among the nodal issues of the world’s current challenge. I strongly recommend you stroll with him.”—John Berger , writer of the way of Seeing

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Orders for books published by all member presses should be addressed to University Presses of Florida, 15 NW 15th Street, Gainesville, FL 32603. Page v Contents Preface vii 1. Life Histories in Social Research: Issues and Definitions 1 2. The Genre of Autobiography: A Conceptual Background 5 3. FreddieThe Personal Narrative of a Recovering Alcoholic: Autobiography as Case History 29 4. Albert Gomes: Autobiography as Psychohistory 42 5. Personal Narratives from Aruba: Collective Reflections as Oral Ethnography 63 6.

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