9780863566219

Country of Words

by
  • ISBN13:

    9780863566219

  • ISBN10:

    0863566219

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-04-01
  • Publisher: Al Saqi
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $29.95 Save up to $16.76
  • Buy New
    $25.46

    USUALLY SHIPS IN 3-5 BUSINESS DAYS

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

"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 memoir, Atwan recounts with humour 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 that earned him his first journalistic break." "But his is also a touching, personal story, never more so than when he describes taking his British-born children to meet his family, who still live in a camp surrounded by barbed wire."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 10
Prefacep. 12
Thorns in our Feetp. 15
Sleeping on the Roofp. 51
A Cairene Educationp. 80
Career Movesp. 107
The Arab Independentp. 130
Culture Shockp. 161
Beirut-on-Thamesp. 194
Osama bin Ladenp. 214
Yasser Arafat and the PLOp. 230
Right to Returnp. 259
Appendixp. 283
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review