The Words of My Father: A Memoir

Author(s): Yousef Bashir

Date: Format: EPUB Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 0062917323
Pages: OCR: Quality: ISBN13:
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In the Gaza Strip, rising up on land owned through his circle of relatives for hundreds of years, eleven-year-old Yousef is preoccupied through video video games, college pranks, and assembly his father’s impossibly prime requirements. Everything adjustments when the Second Intifada erupts and infantrymen occupy the circle of relatives house. Yousef’s father refuses to escape and possibility dropping the home endlessly, so the military helps to keep the circle of relatives in a state of digital imprisonment. Yousef struggles to know how his father can also be so dedicated to non violent co-existence that he welcomes the occupying Israeli infantrymen as ‘visitors’, even within the face of unfair and humiliating remedy.

Over time, Yousef learns the best way to bear his new existence in captivity however he can not watch for {that a} bullet is ready to become his long term instantly. Shot through an Israeli soldier on the age of fifteen, and brought to health facility in Tel Aviv, Yousef slowly and painstakingly confronts the paralysis of his decrease frame. Under the ceaseless care of Israeli clinical execs, he beneficial properties a brand new point of view at the worth of co-existence. These transformative studies set Yousef on a hard new trail that leads him to learn how to embrace his father’s philosophy, and unfold a message of co-existence in an international of deep-set sectarianism. The Words of My Father is a transferring coming-of-age tale about survival, tolerance and hope.

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