A Toronto community book discussion of the novel “Mornings in Jenin” by Susan Abulhawa
Part of the “One Book, Many Communities” global reading and discussion project organized for January 2015 by Librarians and Archivists for Palestine (LAP) http://librarianswithpalestine.org/
Purchase Mornings in Jenin directly from Susan Abulhawa. Use the promotional code lap1book for a discount! http://morningsinjenin.com/book/
Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury Books, 2010) is a sweeping, heart-wrenching historical saga about four generations of the Palestinian Abulheja family. Expelled from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. We follow the story of the bright young Amal, who grows up with both tragedy and, from her father, a love of books, and her brothers – one of whom is kidnapped by an Israeli soldier and raised Jewish by Holocaust survivors, the other sacrificing everything for Palestinian justice. From Jenin to Jerusalem to Lebanon to America, the novel follows the family through love and loss into the twenty-first century.
Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the 1967 War and moved to the United States as a teenager. She is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, an NGO that builds playgrounds for children in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and in refugee camps elsewhere.
Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/325470857639340/
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) with Zatoun oliveoil+za’atar dipping.
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