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Scattered like Seeds places a human face on the decades-long conflict between Jews and Palestinians. In a Historical novel that tells the story of one Palestinian-American uprooted by the Arab-Israeli conflict, Shaw J. Dallal describes the tensions and cultural bonds that shaped the lives of Palestinians in exile.

As the son of a celebrated Arab resistance fighter against t
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Hardcover, 335 pages
Published January 1st 1999 by Syracuse University Press (first published December 1998)
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Eve
May 31, 2016 Eve rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to win "The Secret Of Rose-Anne Riley," and happily also received "Scattered Like Seeds." I found "Scattered Like Seeds," an historical work of fiction very moving and informative. The book depicts the wrongs done to the Palestinian people, both by Israel and by the Arab states, and the intensely personal struggle that rages within Thafer regarding his attachment towards his adopted country, the United States, and for his homeland. I especially thought that Dallal's way of ...more
Brandi
Feb 21, 2011 Brandi rated it it was amazing
I read this book as in college at Syracuse University while taking a class from Shaw Dallal. His book, based on many events in his own life including some his invasive experiences when returning to Israel as an American, was the kind of story I like: real, believable, with a happy ending. It's a shame that the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict could not have such a happy ending.
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I enjoyed this book immensely. The writing style is more scholarly and informative than a solid fictional narrative, but I learned a great deal about the Palestinian/Israeli conflict that is still so relevant right now. It definitely made me want to study the topic further.
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Born in Jerusalem, Shaw J. Dallal came to the US in 1951 and earned a doctorate in jurisprudence at the Cornell University Law School. His first writing instructor, and an early literary influence at Cornell University was Vladimir Nabokov.

Before focusing full-time on his writing career, Dallal taught Arabic as part of the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilization program at Colgate. He inst
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