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Time of White Horses
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Wow. So...there is a genre we call creative non-fiction...non-fiction in a highly narrative form. Well, what about documentary fiction? Ibrahim Nasrallah has woven a novel out of actual events. Not just based on actual events, like many novels, but out of: he tells an epic story of one fictional Palestinian village, from the end of Ottoman Rule until 1948-ish when Zionism destroys the village and forces its inhabitants out. Throughout the novel Nasrallah includes italicized passages, which are t ...more
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يستحق القراءه و لي عليه ماخذ كثيره ...الذاكره الفلسطينيه يجب ان تكشف على الملء لنعرف اكثر ما حصل و كيف حصل ايام الضراءب و السرقه و الثوره و الحصار و الجوع و الاستيلاء و ايام الخيانه ...و عندما سقطت و انطفاءت و ماتت النوارس عل جدران يافا...مؤلم تاريخك و مسطور بدماء و اوجاع و الام و اهات و حسره متدفقه كشلال لا يعرف كيف يتوقف....يدفعني الكتاب دفعا لاقرا المزيد و بنهم عن فلسطيننا و لابد للقيد ان ينكسر سنهزم و نهزم و نهرم و نهزم و لكن سننتصر... لانه حق .ماخذي على الكتاب في بعض الاوقات احسست بالملل من ...more
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اسلوب الكاتب رائع فهو سهل ممتنع..استمتعت كثيرا باللغة . شدني الجزء الاول و الثاني من الكتاب اكثر من الاخير. .القصة دفعتني للتفكير و البحث عن حقيقة الاحداث في فلسطين..الكتاب طويل..لذلك يجب قراءته في تتابع حتي لا تفقد التسلسل..وصف الخيل مدهش و يجعلك تحلم بهذه المخلوقات الرائعة الجمال..و نهاية القصة تجعلك تفكر في مصير ابطالها..
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The Palestinian heritage.

This impressive work tells the fascinating story of the life of a village from the turn of the twentieth century until the incoming Jews of 1948 absorb the land and the villagers become refugees. Although fiction, the narrative is based on fact, interspersed with italicised quotes from people who survived those turbulent times. It is also an interesting mix of narrative and mythology.

We mainly follow the fortunes of a family living in the village of Hadiya (meaning Peace
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كتاب جميل يحمل الكثير من الحقائق التاريخية بأسلوب قصصي مشوق
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