The Good Book Guide, Biography, Editor’s Choice:
In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story by Ghada Karmi
(new paperback edition)
When Ghada Karmi returned to her family home in Katamum in Israeli West Jerusalem in 2000, while researching this new edition, the American Jewish incumbents refused to let her in to the house where she had been born. Her family had fled in 1948, refugees from the war that had ended in the foundation of the State of Israel. In this poignant memoir she fills in the gaps left by half a century of separation from her homeland, and describes what it is like to feel as if you belong nowhere.
“An important memoir” – Financial Times
“Compelling and beautifully written.” – Karen Armstrong, Independent
Ghada Karmi will be speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival
with newspaper editor Abdel Bari Atwan at 15.30 on Sunday 23 August