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What It Means to be Palestinian: Stories of Palestinian Peoplehood

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What It Means to be Palestinian is a narrative of narratives, a collection of personal stories, remembered feelings and reconstructed experiences by different Palestinians whose lives were changed and shaped by history. Their stories are told chronologically through particular phases of the Palestinian national struggle, providing a composite autobiography of Palestine as ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 15th 2010 by I. B. Tauris (first published January 1st 2010)
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Suad Shamma
Jan 13, 2014 Suad Shamma rated it it was amazing
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This book was such an eye-opener. A wonderful read by Dina Matar who went around collecting people's stories of their experiences before and during the war in Palestine. The stories begin as far back as the 1930's and end in present time.

It is written in chronological order, with every chapter consisting of - on average - 7 personal stories, with Dina providing an introduction and a bit of history before the telling of these stories. She writes that although these stories were translated from Ar
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