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A Balcony Over the Fakihani: Three Novellas
The title story of Liyana Badr's remarkable collection of three short novellas interweaves the narratives of three Palestinians, two women and one man, relating their successive uprootings: from Palestine in 1948, from Jordan during Black September in 1970, to their final exile in Beirut.
Badr's intensely evocative contrapuntal style allows the reader to glimpse the joy an...more
Paperback, 127 pages
Published September 1st 2002 by Interlink Books
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Set in war-torn Beirut during 1980-82, this powerful collection of three novellas by Jerusalem-born writer Liyana Badr tells the stories of several displaced Palestinian men and women. With memories still vivid of exile from former homelands and being driven out of Jordan in Black September of 1970, theirs are accounts of attempting to rebuild lives, sometimes unsuccessfully, as unwelcome foreigners in Lebanon. "A Land of Rock and Thyme" describes the brutal relocation of refugees from a camp in ...more