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A Country of Words, A Palestinian Journey from the Refugee Camp to the Front Page

A Country of Words, A Palestinian Journey from the Refugee Camp to the Front Page

Author : Abdel Bari Atwan

Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of "Abdel Bari Atwan", Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left aged seventeen and has since become one of the world’s foremost commentators on the Middle East.

In this revealing memoir, "Atwan" recounts with humor and honesty his extraordinary journey. He depicts both the horror of camp massacres and the unexpected consequences of Britain’s involvement in the region – such as when a British paratrooper fell from the sky with his sizeable parachute and everyone in his mother’s village got new silk trousers.

Alongside the trials and tribulations of displacement, "Atwan" relates the culture shock of moving to 1970s London and shows London’s famous Edgware Road in an entirely new light.

“Atwan” shares his many extraordinary encounters, including tea with Margaret Thatcher, a weekend with Osama bin Laden, intimate meetings with Yasser Arafat, and the row between Colonel Gaddafi and the Shah of Iran the earned him his first journalistic break.

But his is also a touching personal story, never more so than when he describe taking his British-born children to meet his family, who still live in a camp surrounded by barbed wire.

“Atwan” lives and works in London where he is editor-in-chief of London-based al Quds al-Arabi. He is the author of The Secret History of al-Qaida (Saqi, 2006), which Gavin Esler called a must-read for anyone interested in understanding our increasingly scary would.
$30.00
  • SKU
  • 3068927
  • ISBN:
  • 9780863566219
  • Author:
  • Abdel Bari Atwan
  • Pages:
  • 285
  • Pub. Year:
  • 10-9-2008
  • Publisher:
  • دار الساقي للنشر والتوزيع
  • Cover:
  • Hardback
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