Ayanna Harris Harris itibaren Włodzimierz, Polonya
This book is extremely commendable in its articulation of a Palestinian history, experience and identity. I guess what I most liked about it was that the author isn't blatantly political, ofcourse there are obvious political undertones b/c it deals with the issue of Palestine, but the author deals with it in a very subtle way. The story revolves around Khalid and Yunes. Yunes is Khalid's "father-figure" and is in a coma in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Khalid is a doctor who is working in that same refugee camp, but seems to spend all of his time sitting by Yunes's bedside and relating stories to him, in hopes that he will finally get out of the coma. The stories that he shares brings us into the lives of not only Yunes and Khalid, but other individuals during critical time periods in Palestinian history. It's so heart-breaking to read, but at the same time, I couldn't help but feel awe at how the national identity of the Palestinians has been maintained and passed on across generations. The book is definitely a bit long, but an absolute must-read for those who are passionate and interested in the Palestinian issue.