In order not to forget the occupied land, you should read these books: Palestinian identity, the battle of Arab awareness against Israel



Abdulla Mohammad


Posted on: Friday, May 13, 2022 – 7:32 PM | Last update: Friday, May 13, 2022 – 7:32 PM

Complete suffering in occupied Palestine, an Israeli occupation of the land accompanied by many cases of sadness, the latest of which is the assassination of journalist Sherine Abu Aqleh, affected by the fire of the Israeli occupier who usurped the land in the West Bank. Hence, we publish some literary works that talked about the land and its identity and played an active role in educating young people to know the importance of the Palestinian issue and how it is a humanitarian issue against the occupation and the obliteration of the Palestinian identity:
– I saw Ramallah – Mourid Barghouti
It is an autobiographical novel, in which the writer is exposed to the two cases of exile and return to the homeland.
The time of the white horses – Ibrahim Nasrallah
“If the Jews lose, they will return to the country from which they came, but if we lose, we will lose everything.”
The most famous novel by its writer Ibrahim Nasrallah. It is a novel from the “The Palestinian Comedy” series, which consists of seven novels that tell different stories, and in each of them Ibrahim Nasrallah writes a part of Palestinian history.
Returning to Haifa – Ghassan Kanafani
It is also the most famous novel by its martyr writer Ghassan Kanafani, and it has become one of the founding novels in Palestinian literature in the eyes of many, and it can be called the Palestinian classic if the description is correct. The novel turned into direct and indirect dramas, and was repeatedly inspired on the cinema screen and even in the writings of later writers on Kanafani.
– The Pessimist – Emile Habibi
Its name is also, The Strange Facts of the Disappearance of Said the Pessimistic Jinx. Another classic of Palestinian literature and the Palestinian novel in particular, and it is also the most famous of what Emile Habibi wrote. The events of the novel take place during the period of military rule that was imposed on the Palestinians in the occupied interior. Habibi creates through this novel a word that is a mixture between the optimist and the pessimist, and it is the “pessimist”, to describe the state of schizophrenia that the protagonist suffers throughout its pages.
Blue Light – Hussein Barghouti
It is not just a book that is the most famous of what Hussein al-Barghouti wrote, but the Palestinian book may be the most famous and influential in the Palestinian narrative. Issued by the Palestinian House of Poetry in 2001, it is a mixture between a biography and a fictional novelist, in which Hussein Al-Barghouti narrates his biography in the American city of Seattle, in a strange, mystical, contemplative narrative style, in which he mixes his internal and external experiences with friends and places in Seattle, and narrates it in a language that Darwish said About the book: “It is a unique book in Arabic writing, and perhaps the most beautiful prose achievement in Palestinian literature.”
Heaven and Fire by Yahya Khalaf
The narrator expresses with us poetically through narrative threads, emphasizing the courage of the Palestinian woman, and leads us to a knowledge material that can be summarized and be an educational material. Khalaf, as it is an interesting knowledge journey for the reader and a cultural material about Palestine. It is the modern book for every young person to return to to learn more. We may point out that the writer wrote this project about identity in three other novels. , “Sky Water,” and “A River Bathing in the Lake,” as he is a writer who seeks to dream of change.
“The Meaning of the Nakba” by Constantine Zureik
It is one of the first books that examined the causes of the Nakba. If we wanted to delve into what was written in the first wave that followed the defeat of 1948, we would find that the thinker Constantine Zureik was the first Arab writer to turn to the necessity of diagnosing the causes of the defeat. He published his book “The Meaning of the Nakba,” which was a sign On the wave of self-criticism that followed the defeat, it was published in Beirut in 1948. The Center for Arab Unity Studies reprinted it later. ?
The importance of the book lies in the fact that it did not stop at the military causes alone, nor did it convince the traditional emphasis on the role of colonialism, but it touched on the cultural, social and political causes.
Al-Tantouria is a novel by the Egyptian writer Radwa Ashour
It was published in 2010 by Dar Al-Shorouk. The novel narrates an imagined biography of a Palestinian family affiliated to the village of Al-Tantora, between 1947 and 2000, which was uprooted from its land after the Zionist gangs invaded the village, to live the experiences of asylum in Lebanon, the UAE and Egypt.
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Two elderly Palestinians in a Palestinian refugee camp after the Nakba
The book “The Nakba of 1948: Its Causes and Ways to Remedy” It is issued by the Institute for Palestine Studies, and it is one of the important books in this field. It includes the writings of four prominent Arab men of thought, chosen by Walid Al-Khalidi, who are: the Syrian historian Dr. Constantine Zureik, and Dr. George Hanna the Lebanese, the Palestinian lawyer and politician Musa Al-Alami, and the mathematician Qadri Hafez Toukan. They summarize the first writings on the Nakba: the first is the aforementioned “The Meaning of the Nakba” book, and the second is the “Way of Salvation” book, published by Dar al-Ahad in the year 1948 as well. The third book, “Palestine Lesson,” published by Dar Al-Kashaf in 1949, and the fourth book, entitled “After the Nakba,” published by Dar Al-Ilm for Millions in 1950.

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