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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 debut novel, Mornings in Jenin, was an international bestseller, translated into 30 languages. Her second novel, The Blue Between Sky and Water, was likewise a bestseller, translated into 20 languages. The reach of her books and volume of her readership have made abulhawa one of the most widely read Arab authors in the world. Her latest novel, Against the Loveless Wo
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Mornings in Jenin

4.39 avg rating — 20,116 ratings — published 2006 — 80 editions
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My Voice Sought the Wind

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Against the Loveless World

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New Novel: Against The Loveless World

I'm very excited to announce the forthcoming publication of my new novel, Against the Loveless World, to be released in the US on August 25, 2020.

This is the story of a woman with many names. Her mother named her "Nahr," to keep a promise she made to the Jordan River when she was forced to cross it on foot to escape Israel's invasion in 1967. But "Yaqoot" is what her father recorded on her birth Read more of this blog post »
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"Excellent collection of essays--favorites included contributions by Susan Abulhawa, Lila Abu Lughod, Suad Amiry and Jean Said Makdisi."
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literature is not a free-for-all space where voyeurs get to depict lives of societies they do not know, whose language they do not speak, whose food they've not grown up on, whose songs they do not sing. who gets to narrate is an ethical
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"I wish I could give this book negative stars because it is, as its title attests, dirt.

It is also profoundly racist.

Here is my essay about the dissent surrounding this book, dissent that is being erased, disappeared and silenced:

https://tropicsofm" Read more of this review »
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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
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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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