Find your perfect holiday reading
The Words of My Father (Hardback)
  • The Words of My Father (Hardback)
zoom

The Words of My Father (Hardback)

(author)
£16.99
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 17/09/2018
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
In the Gaza Strip, growing up on land owned by his family for centuries, eleven-year-old Yousef is preoccupied by video games, school pranks, and meeting his father's impossibly high standards. Everything changes when the Second Intifada erupts and soldiers occupy the family home. Yousef's father refuses to flee and risk losing the house forever, so the army keeps the family in a state of virtual imprisonment. Yousef struggles to understand how his father can be so committed to peaceful co-existence that he welcomes the occupying Israeli soldiers as `guests', even in the face of unfair and humiliating treatment. Over time, Yousef learns how to endure his new life in captivity - but he can't anticipate that a bullet is about to transform his future in an instant. Shot by an Israeli soldier at the age of fifteen, and taken to hospital in Tel Aviv, Yousef slowly and painstakingly confronts the paralysis of his lower body. Under the ceaseless care of Israeli medical professionals, he gains a new perspective on the value of co-existence. These transformative experiences set Yousef on a difficult new path that leads him to learn to embody his father's philosophy, and spread a message of co-existence in a world of deep-set sectarianism. The Words of My Father is a moving coming-of-age story about survival, tolerance and hope.

Publisher: Haus Publishing
ISBN: 9781912208173
Number of pages: 232

You may also be interested in...

This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Unnatural Causes
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Spy and the Traitor
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Everything I Know About Love
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Thomas Cromwell
Added to basket
£12.99   £10.99
Paperback
Becoming
Added to basket
£25.00   £19.99
Hardback
The Boy Who Followed His Father into Auschwitz
Added to basket
Step By Step
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Battle Scars
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Made In Scotland
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
In Extremis
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Three Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Salt Path
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Educated
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Say Nothing
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.