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The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948

2014 winner
The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948
Publisher: Olive Branch Pr
Published Date: 07 October 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1566569255

These are a treasure trove of writings on the life, culture, music, and history of Jerusalem. Spanning over four decades, from 1904 to 1948, they cover a period of enormous and turbulent change. The result is a vibrant, sprawling collection of anecdotes and observations as varied as the city.

Winner of the Palestine Book Awards 2014: Memoir Prize

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Reviewed by: Jessica Purkiss

The Storyteller of Jerusalem is a remarkable and unique memoir of the life and times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, a talented composer, oud player, poet and chronicler from the Old City of Jerusalem. The memoir is a collection of observations, notes on his personal life and recordings of historical moments in Jerusalem's history. Spanning over four...

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