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A girl from there / Chava Nissimov ; illustrated by Ofra Amit ; translated by Dvora Bekker Aviezer and Linda Stern.

Publication | Library Call Number: PJ5055.35.I79 A2 2015

"The short, concise stories are made up of the memory fragments of a girl who grew up in the shadow of war and persecution. The subtle and delicate language reflects a difficult and isolated reality and is accompanied by illustrations which complete the somber atmosphere, suggestive of a dream. The words and illustrations create a unique insightful experience. The journey begins with a small baby covered with flakes of whitewash when a bomb explodes beside her. "My mother doesn't know whether I am alive or dead. While the bombing continues, she takes me up to our apartment, fills the bathtub and dips all of me into the cold water. I immediately begin to move my arms and legs. I smile." This is the story of the "white baby" who was born into an intolerable and lawless world. It is the tale of a childhood in which "hide and seek" is life's reality and not a game, and the word "mother" is both a luxury and longing."--Page 4 of cover.

Book cover
Uniform Title
Poems. Selections. English
Nissimov, Hava, 1939- author.
Brooklyn, NY : KTAV Publishing House, [2015]
Record last modified: 2018-11-26 10:26:00
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