Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

Looking for Palestine: Growing Up Confused in an Arab-American Family

Najla Said


A frank and interesting memoir—from the daughter of Edward Said—now in paperback.

The daughter of the recognized highbrow and outspoken Palestinian suggest Edward acknowledged and a worldly Lebanese mom, Najla acknowledged grew up in manhattan urban, harassed and conflicted approximately her cultural heritage and id. stated knew that her mom and dad pointed out deeply with their homelands, yet growing to be up in a ny global that was once outlined principally through category and conformity, she felt not sure approximately who she used to be presupposed to be, and used to be frequently in denial of the diversities she sensed among her relations and people round her. She could have been born a Palestinian Lebanese American, yet stated denied her precise roots, even to herself—until, eventually, the mental toll of her self-hatred started to threaten her health.

As she grew older, she ultimately got here to work out herself, her passions, and her id extra in actual fact. this day she is a voice for second-generation Arab american citizens national.

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