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A young Palestinian's diary, 1941-1945 : the life of Sāmī ʻAmr / translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Kimberly Katz ; foreword by Salim Tamari.

Publication | Library Call Number: DS126.3 .A67 2009

Writing in his late teens and early twenties, S x101;m x12B; 'Amr gave his diary an apt subtitle: The Battle of Life, encapsulating both the political climate of Palestine in the waning years of the British Mandate as well as the contrasting joys and troubles of family life. Now translated from the Arabic, S x101;m x12B;'s diary represents a rare artifact of turbulent change in the Middle East. Written over four years, these ruminations of a young man from Hebron brim with revelations about daily life against a backdrop of tremendous transition. Describing the public and the private, the modern and the traditional, S x101;m x12B; muses on relationships, his station in life, and other universal experiences while sharing numerous details about a pivotal moment in Palestine's modern history. Making these never-before-published reflections available in translation, Kimberly Katz also provides illuminating context for S x101;m x12B;'s words, laying out biographical details of S x101;m x12B;, who kept his diary private for close to sixty years. One of a limited number of Palestinian diaries available to English-language readers, the diary of S x101;m x12B; 'Amr bridges significant chasms in our understanding of Middle Eastern, and particularly Palestinian, history. -- Back cover.

Book cover
Uniform Title
مذكرات في هذه الحياة. إنكليزي
Jamal and Rania Daniel series in contemporary history, politics, culture, and religion of the Levant
Jamal and Rania Daniel series in contemporary history, politics, culture, and religion of the Levant.
ʻAmr, Sāmī, 1924-1998.
Austin : University of Texas Press, 2009
1st ed
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