We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I

We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I A Palestinian Memoir

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Publisher's Synopsis

A FINALIST FOR THE US NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 2023 FOR NONFICTION 'Profoundly personal as well as historically significant ... In his moral clarity and baring of the heart, Shehadeh recalls writers such as Ghassan Kanafani and Primo Levi' Hisham Matar, New York Times Aziz Shehadeh was many things: lawyer, activist, and political detainee, he was also the father of bestselling author 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 recognise 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 not only the story of the battle against the various oppressors of the Palestinians, but a moving portrait of a particular father and son relationship.

Book information

ISBN: 9781788169981
Publisher: Profile
Imprint: Profile Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 956.9420492740092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 134g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 11mm