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Miral by Rula Jebreal
  

Miral

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This is a heartbreaking novel dissecting the Palestinian conflict that is based on a true story. Rula Jebreal traces the lives of generations of Palestinians in order to understand the intractable conflict. Hind Husseini, benefactor of thousands of children, is the figurehead in this examination of race, religion and what a homeland means. A film adaptation starring Freida Pinto is out now. Click on the screen below to view a trailer of the film which is released in December 2010.

If you like Rula Jebreal you might also like to read books by Assaf Gavron.

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Synopsis

Miral by Rula Jebreal

In 1948, as violence erupts in Jerusalem, a young Arab woman, Hind Husseini, finds fifty-five abandoned children in the streets and faces the biggest challenge of her life. Hind establishes the Dar El-Tifel orphanaga, dedicating her life to providing love, support and education to the children, changing their destiny. As the years pass and the conflict rages on, Hind finds that - despite her best efforts - some of her older students are taking part in the violent struggle for Palestinian independence, including one of her brightest students, Miral.

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PRAISE FOR THE FILM: Courageous and groundbreaking... The strength and importance of Miral lies in its vantage point. Independent A cry for peace... Miral is a moving portrayal of life in Israel for Palestinian women? Evening Standard Wears its heart on its sleeve Daily Telegraph A film that is both moving and deeply poignant. The fact that's it's all told through the eyes of a woman gives it a human edge which is both unsettling and hugely fascinating. Stylist


About the Author

Rula Jebreal

Rula Jebreal is an award-winning journalist who specialises in immigration rights issues. She was born in Palestine, studied and worked in Italy for many years, and now lives in New York.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th November 2010

Author

Rula Jebreal

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Publisher

Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781846687891

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