In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story

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    Ghada Karmi

    Publisher: Verso

    Year: 2024

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 481 pages

    ISBN: 9781804297094

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An intimate memoir of the 1948 Nakba, exile and the dispossession of Palestinian lands

In Search of Fatima
reflects the author’s personal experiences of displacement and loss against a backdrop of the major political events which have shaped conflict in the Middle East. Kharmi was born in Jerusalem but her family were forced out in 1948, following the Nakba, when Palestinians were dispossessed of their lands at the hands of the Israeli state.

In this moving account of exile, she charts her family's displacement to Jordan, and finally to Golders Green, London, where she initially refused to lay down roots in alien soil. Through this journey, Kharmi charts the personal account of a young woman's search for identity: as a Palestinian far away from home.

Speaking for the millions of displaced people worldwide who have lived suspended between their old and new countries, fitting into neither, this is a nuanced exploration of psychological displacement and loss of identity.

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