by Rula Jebreal

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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.


Miral Synopsis

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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ISBN: 9781846687891
Publication date: 11/11/2010
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781846687891
Publication date: 11th November 2010
Author: Rula Jebreal
Publisher: Serpent's Tail an imprint of Profile Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,

About 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.   Author photo copyright © Julian Schnabel

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