A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle

A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle

Raja Shehadeh


the hunt for his great-uncle Najib Nassar, an Ottoman journalist – the main points of his lifestyles, and the direction of his nice get away from occupied Palestine – fed on award-winning author Raja Shehadeh for 2 years. As he strains Najib’s footsteps, he discovers that this present day it'd be most unlikely to escape the cage that Palestine has develop into. A Rift in Time is a relations memoir written in luminescent prose, however it is usually a mirrored image on how Palestine – specifically the disputed Jordan Rift Valley – has been reworked. so much of Palestine’s background and that of its humans is buried deep within the floor: entire villages have disappeared and names were erased from the map. but via seeing the larger photo of the panorama and the endless fight for freedom as Shehadeh does, it's nonetheless attainable to appear in the direction of a greater destiny, loose from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.

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