A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle

A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle

Raja Shehadeh


the search for his great-uncle Najib Nassar, an Ottoman journalist – the main points of his lifestyles, and the direction of his nice break out from occupied Palestine – fed on award-winning author Raja Shehadeh for 2 years. As he lines Najib’s footsteps, he discovers that this day it'd be very unlikely to escape the cage that Palestine has turn into. A Rift in Time is a relatives memoir written in luminescent prose, however it is usually a mirrored image on how Palestine – specifically the disputed Jordan Rift Valley – has been remodeled. so much of Palestine’s background and that of its humans is buried deep within the flooring: complete villages have disappeared and names were erased from the map. but by means of seeing the larger photograph of the panorama and the endless fight for freedom as Shehadeh does, it really is nonetheless attainable to appear in the direction of a greater destiny, loose from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.

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