Susan Abulhawa

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(Arabic: سوزان أبو الهوى)

Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the 1967 war when Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem. She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her daughter. She is the founder and President of Playgrounds for Palestine, a children’s organization dedicated to upholding The Right to Play for Palestinian children. Her essays and political commentaries have appeared in print and international news media and she is a contributing author to two anthologies,Shattered Illusions (Amal Press, 2002) and Searching Jenin (Cune Press, 2003). Mornings in Jenin (Bloomsbury, 2009) is her first novel.

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This story does not conform to the typical features of a novel. Specifically, it doesn't have a moving plot. Instead, it is uninterrupted brilliant and hard-biting satire that meanders in the day to day life of the protagonist, Bonbon, and his small ...more
Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa
"This novel has had a colossal impact on me. In particular, as I read it whilst living in Palestine, working as a journalist, writing about the latest in generations of the atrocities of the occupation. But I could never parallel the vividness of t..." Read more of this review »
بينما ينام العالم by Susan Abulhawa
"أجمل ما قرأت
جذبني العنوان
اسرتني القصة
قصة عائلة تم زرعها في واقع اليم, ينفر منه الجميع
واقع ولدنا فيه و لا قوة لنا به
هي قصة آمال و حب و كراهية و اهمال و عجز, عجز ألمني بشدة
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“أيا كان شعورك , اكبتيه في داخلك”
Susan Abulhawa, Mornings in Jenin

“We come from the land, give our love and labor to her, and she nurtures us in return. When we die, we return to the land. In a way, she owns us. Palestine owns us and we belong to her”
Susan Abulhawa, Mornings in Jenin

“أنتِ, يا عزيزتي .. لستِ زهرة;فالزهرة شيء يزهر يوماُ ويذبل في اليوم التالي.أنتِ النبض في قلبي”
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