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Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman

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Marcy Newman is also the editor of Jessie Redmon Fauset's The Chinaberry Tree & Selected Writings and The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women.

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Yes, India, Israel uses water as a weapon

For the past couple of nights I’ve noticed a new commercial on English language television in India. It seems that Israel is currently promoting tourism on occupied land while hiding their reality of their almost 70-year long colonisation of the land. It seems that now that Indians no longer have a stamp in their passport preventing them from travelling to the world’s 2 apartheid states–South A...

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Marcy Dannyqib wrote: "Lukas and the Fire of Life - Salman Rushdie

a great, great read :)"

One of my students just read this so I put it on my to-read shelf!

Dannyqib Lukas and the Fire of Life - Salman Rushdie

a great, great read :)

Thurayya Zreik Yess.. I did. I'm looking through some of your books now, you should read some Cohelo and top it off with a scathing review! I will definitely tell susu and AU to once they get home haha

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Zalfa Rizk Thank you, I hope I like them!

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Marcy Hi Zalfa,

Here is the link to the book:

I bought it a few years ago at Libririe Antoine. I don't know if they still carry it, but you could ask them to order it if you cannot find it in a library. And here is one of my very favorites:

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Zalfa Rizk Hello Miss! Can you remind me of the name of the book about breast cancer you told me about on friday?

Thank you!

message 4: by Marcy

Marcy Stephanie wrote: "Hey miss! Please reply to the emails I sent you it's kind of urgent because I need to finish them up."

Yes, I am in the process of doing so!

Stephanie Aswad Hey miss! Please reply to the emails I sent you it's kind of urgent because I need to finish them up.

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Marcy Sara wrote: "I'm loving it!"

That makes me so happy! I think it is really fun! I hope everyone else will like it too!

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Sara Baba I'm loving it!

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