Set against the emotionally charged background of the early 1990s - when the Gulf War and the Oslo Accords fundamentally shifted the political landscape - "The Inheritance" takes as its subject the fate of young Palestinian women who supported their families by working elsewhere in the Middle East. Sahar Khalifeh illuminating the disorienting experience of living between two worlds, and the search for identity that mirrors the Palestinians' own quest for nationhood.
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(231mm x 152mm x 25mm)
The American University in Cairo Press
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Author Biography - Sahar Khalifeh
Sahar Khalifeh was born in the West Bank city of Nablus in 1941 and is the author of six novels. A former Fulbright scholar, she holds a B.A. from Bir Zeit University, and a Ph.D. in women's studies and American literature from the University of Iowa. She divides her time between Amman and Nablus. Aida Bamia is professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She is the editor of Al-'Arabiyya, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, and the author of The Graying of the Raven: Cultural and Sociopolitical Significance of Algerian Folk Poetry (AUC Press 2001).