Poems of a Palestinian Boyhood

Poems of a Palestinian Boyhood
Publisher: Smokestack Books
Published Date: March 2019
ISBN-13: 9781916012134

In his ninetieth year, Reja-e Busailah looks back on growing up in a small Palestinian town in the 1930s until the turbulent upheaval of 1948, when over 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes by the Israelis, and the author was forced to join the Death March from Lydda. Although blind since infancy, Busailah recalls with stunning detail a boyhood shaped by disability, education, family and friends, British soldiers and Zionist settlers.

Poems of a Palestinian Boyhood is an extraordinary book: unapologetic, unflinching, raw and beautiful.

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