Sharon and My Mother-In-Law: Ramallah Diaries by Suad AmirySharon and My Mother-In-Law: Ramallah Diaries by Suad Amiry

Sharon and My Mother-In-Law: Ramallah Diaries

bySuad Amiry

Paperback | April 3, 2006

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A blackly funny account of everyday life in Ramallah and refreshingly different from most writing on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law describes Suad Amiry's life on the West Bank from the early 1980s to the first decade of the new millennium. Vividly evoking her neighbourhood and her moving family history, Amiry creates a fascinating account of her attempts to live a normal life in an insane situation: from the impossibility of acquiring gas masks during the first Gulf War to her dog acquiring a Jerusalem passport when thousands of Palestinians couldn't. During the Israeli invasion of Ramallah in March 2002, Amiry's feisty ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law came to live with them, and Amiry's diary of this time is at the heart of this wonderful book about the absurdity (and agony) of life in the Occupied Territories.
Suad Amiry is the founder and director of the 'Riwaq Center for Architectural Conservation' in Ramallah. After growing up between Amman, Damascus, Beirut and Cairo, she went on to study architecture in Beirut, Michigan and Edinburgh. Since then she has lived in Ramallah.
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Title:Sharon and My Mother-In-Law: Ramallah DiariesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.76 × 5.16 × 0.55 inPublished:April 3, 2006Publisher:Granta PublicationsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1862078114

ISBN - 13:9781862078116

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"Amiry’s style works beautifully ... [Her] voice is authentically Palestinian, and her anecdotes provide a close-up of life in the West Bank that takes the reader much further than daily newspaper articles do." (Globe and Mail)