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Shehadeh, R: Going Home In Going Home, Orwell Prize winning author Raja Shehadeh travels Ramallah and records the changing face of the city Walking along the streets he grew up in, he tells the stories of the people, the relationships, the houses, and the businesses that were and now are cornerstones of the city and his community This is, in many ways, an elegy Green spaces gardens and hills crowned with olive trees have been replaced by tower blocks and concrete lots the occupation and the settlements have further entrenched themselves in every aspect of movement from the roads that can and cannot be used to the bureaucratic barriers that prevent people leaving the West Bank The culture of the city has also shifted with Islam taking a prominent role in people s everyday and political lives and the geography of the city As he grapples with ageing and the failures of the resistance, Shehadeh notes the ways that the past still invades the presence from the ruins of the compound that was Yasser Arafat s home to the power of emigrated families to reshape neighbourhoods by selling their long abandoned homes This is perhaps Raja Shehadeh s most painfully visceral book

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  1. L.W. Samuelson L.W. Samuelson says:

    The book shares Raja Shehadeh memories as he strolls through the city of Ramallah located in the West Bank of Israel A knowledge of the Middle East and the Oslo Peace Accords will be helpful to understand and appreciate the book The Accords were signed by the Israel Prime Minister Rabin and the head of the Palestinian Liberation Org Yasser Arafat It gave the Palestinians the right to

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