Book Size: 6" x 9"

Pages: 256

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781623719159

Imprint: Olive Branch Press

Edition: 1

Illustrations: b&w illustrations

Release date: Spring 2020

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I Found Myself in Palestine

Stories from around the Globe


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About this book

Reflections by foreigners who have been transformed by Palestine

I Found Myself in Palestine is a collection of over twenty insightful and emotionally raw reflections about the experience of being a foreigner in Palestine.

Contributors come from the United States, South Africa, Norway, Japan, Sudan, Bolivia, Germany, Chile and more. They are neither journalists nor politicians, but rather "ordinary people" who found themselves deeply involved with Palestine through marriage, work or by chance. While the context is Palestine, the focus of the essays is the writers' own growth and transformation as a result of their long engagement with the Palestinian people.

Sometimes funny and sometimes sad, the collection provides a new and unique window into social, familial, emotional and political dynamics through the eyes of committed and caring people who found themselves part of the global Palestinian community.

Contributors include: Pam Bailey, Mariam Barghouti, Thimna Bunte, Clio Chaveneau, Jonathan Cook, Corina Dagher, Helene Furani, Fatima Gabru, Neta Golan, Nadia Hasan, Donn Hutchison, Didi Kanaaneh, Andrew Karney, Maria Khoury, Mari Martens, Loren McGrail, Cody O'Rourke, Carolyn Quffa, Rina Rosenberg, Marty Rosenbluth, Ann Saba, Samira Safadi, Zeena Salman, Steve, Sosebee, Saul Takahashi, and Trees Zbidat-Kosterman


About the author

Nora Lester Murad, originally from California, raised her three Palestinian-American daughters in Jerusalem. She now lives in New York. She was inspired to write this story by her father-in-law whose love for his olive trees echoes the deep connection between Palestinians and their land throughout the generations and across the continents.


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