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On the Hills of God.

On the Hills of God

Ibrahim Fawak

NewSouth Books

PO Box 1588, Montgomery, AL 36102

1588382044 $28.95 www.newsouthbooks.com

Award-winning, Palestinian-born novelist Ibrahim Fawak presents On the Hills of God, a novel set during the creation of Israel. Yousif Safi, a Palestinian man, begins with hope to study education abroad. When the Zionist movement puts pressure on the United Nations, Yousif is frustrated by his fellow Arabs' inability to block inexorable machinations of political powers, and his own inability to prevent the love of his life, Salwa, from being married to an older suitor chosen by her parents. When the Zionists enact their forced takeover, he and his family are brutally turned out; some do not survive the long, hard march to safe refuge. A novel of determination, courage, and ultimately, bearing witness to greed and ruthlessness as land, home, possessions, and dignity are stolen from himself and his people. A powerful, emotionally impacting novel offering a vivid glimpse of Arab life during the era.
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Author:Buhle, Willis M.
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Date:Feb 1, 2007
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