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By Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s brief tale assortment in regards to the population of a Palestinian West financial institution village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to discover rules of reminiscence, belonging, connection, and, finally, the inner most and richest which means of domestic. A Curious Land offers voice to the studies of Palestinians within the final century.

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When Rabab diminished the magad and clapped-clapped to the good in her mother’s too-big slippers, the stone jar digging into her shoulder, she didn’t, firstly, see the physique. The morning sunlight glazed every thing round her—the cement houses, the iron rails alongside one wall, the bars at the home windows, the stones round the well—and made her squint her itchy eyes.

She used to be hungry. That used to be all.

They’d arrived the following merely final evening, preventing once Awwad and the boys have been yes the military had moved south. It should have been the 3rd time in exactly a number of weeks—collapse the tents, load the mules, disappear into the sands. She was hoping this warfare might finish quickly, and she or he didn’t rather care who received, so long as it ended simply because they hadn’t eaten good in years. long ago few months, her mom had offered all her gold, apart from her bracelet made up of liras. It used to be the single factor left, and she or he was once keeping onto it, and Rabab learned, so have been all of them; she imagined that, the day it was once bought, whilst her mother’s wrist was once naked, may sign that they have been on the end.

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