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We could have been friends, my father and I : a Palestinian memoir

Summary: "A subtle psychological portrait of the author's relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights. Aziz Shehadeh was many things: lawyer, activist, and political detainee, he was also the father of bestsellingauthor and activist Raja. In this new and searingly personal memoir, Raja Shehadeh unpicks the snags and complexities of their relationship. A vocal and fearless opponent, Aziz resists under the British mandatory period, then under Jordan, and, finally, under Israel. As a young man, Raja fails to recognize his father's courage and, in turn, his father does not appreciate Raja's own efforts in campaigning for Palestinian human rights. When Aziz is murdered in 1985, it changes Raja irrevocably. This is notonly the story of the battle against the various oppressors of the Palestinians, but a moving portrait of a particular father and son relationship"--

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  • ISBN: 9781635423655
  • ISBN: 1635423643 : HRD
  • ISBN: 9781635423648 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Other Press, [2023]

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General Note:
"First published in Great Britain in 2022 by Profile Books"--Title page verso.
Subject: Shehadeh, Raja 1951-
Shehadeh, Aziz
Lawyers West Bank Biography
Political activists West Bank Biography
Palestinian Arabs West Bank
Fathers and sons West Bank
Genre: Autobiographies.

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