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Pay No Heed to the Rockets

Palestine in the Present Tense

Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999. Like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative that he knew had been simplified by a seemingly unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of … 264 View
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The Girl in the Green Dress

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The introduction describes the experience of the author as he crosses the border into Palestine. 6 $0.60 Add
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Where Does Hope Come From?

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Ziad Abo Nofel writes a brief account of growing up in Iraq, the American invasion and moving to a refugee camp between Iraq and Syria for six years before finally moving to Canada. 4 $0.40 Add
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Beginnings

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A profile of Elaha Anwary, an Afghan refugee, who won the Grade 7 public speaking competition for her BC school by sharing her story. 5 $0.50 Add
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The Homeland is Where None of This Can Happen

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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This chapter describes the experiences of Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish from the 1940s to the present. 25 $2.50 Add
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Whenever My Sore Heart Gets Hungry

The Quest for Land

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In this chapter, the author explores the evolution and current situation of the Palestinian poetry scene. He meets and talks to several poets living and working in Palestine. 49 $4.90 Add
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Three: Crossing the Mediterranean

From: The Imperilled Ocean

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In readings from this book Journalist Lauren Trethewey explores stories about the many ways in which people around the world interact with the ocean. In this chapter Trethewey provides the … 28 $2.80 Add
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To Breathe Life Into a Name

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In this chapter, the author travels to Jerusalem and meets with several writers and poets living in the divided city. He explores what the city means to the Palestinian people through their writing. 34 $3.40 Add
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I Do Not Have an Account in the Bank of Wars

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In this chapter the author crosses into Israel to meet with Palestinian writers living there. 42 $4.20 Add
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If You Can Hear the Rockets, Then You are Alive

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In this chapter, the author travels to the Gaza Strip, and explores how artists there are able to find beauty in even the most unstable places. 44 $4.40 Add
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She is Oranges that Explode

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In this chapter, the author explores the experience of refugees living in camps in Palestine. 38 $3.80 Add
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Conclusion

Her Name is Maram

From: Pay No Heed to the Rockets

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In the conclusion, the author tries to find the girl with the green dress who first inspired him to travel to Palestine and meet its writers and artists. 6 $0.60 Add
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She Was So Beautiful My Heart Moved

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Describes the experience of an Afghan man forced into army service to graduate from school who marries a half-Russian, half-Uzbek woman and their escape the violence of the area to come to … 18 $1.80 Add
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A Guest of the Government of Iraq

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Describes the experience of a Kurdish man from Iraq who was imprisoned by the Iraqi government and the trials he experienced trying to get his family to safety. 15 $1.50 Add
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I Would Go Back if I Could

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Describes the experience of a Iranian woman who converted to Christianity and was disowned by her Muslim family, she became an illegal refugee in Turkey with a constant fear of deportation before … 12 $1.20 Add
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White Birds and Machine Guns

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Describes the experience of a woman from Kabul who’s first memories are of war, first with the Russian and then the Mujahedeen before escaping to a refugee camp in Pakistan. She was … 16 $1.60 Add