A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman (Paperback)
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A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 12/05/2009
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"This is my story, the story of an Arab woman. It is the story of a lost world. It begins in 1917, in Lebanon, when I was seven years old." So opens this haunting memoir by Wadad Makdisi Cortas, who eloquently describes her personal experience of the events that have fractured the Middle East over the past century. Through Cortas' eyes we experience life in Lebanon under the oppressive French mandate, and her desire to forge an Arab identity based on religious tolerance. We learn of her dedication to the education of women, and the difficulties that she overcomes to become the principal of a school in Lebanon. And in final, heartbreaking detail, we watch as her world becomes rent by the Palestine question," Western interference, and civil war. The World I Loved is both an elegy on Lebanon and her people, and the unforgettable story of one woman's journey from hope to sorrow as she bears painful witness to the undoing of her beloved country by sectarian and religious division.

Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781568584294
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 210 x 140 x 13 mm

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