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By Susan Muaddi Darraj

Susan Muaddi Darraj’s brief tale assortment concerning 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 private 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 reduced 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, before everything, see the physique. The morning solar glazed every little 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 was once all.

They’d arrived right here in basic terms final evening, preventing once Awwad and the boys have been definite the military had moved south. It should have been the 3rd time in exactly a couple of weeks—collapse the tents, load the mules, disappear into the sands. She was hoping this struggle could finish quickly, and she or he didn’t fairly care who received, so long as it ended simply because they hadn’t eaten good in years. some time past few months, her mom had offered all her gold, apart from her bracelet made up of liras. It used to be the one factor left, and she or he used to be retaining onto it, and Rabab discovered, so have been all of them; she imagined that, the day it was once offered, while her mother’s wrist used to be naked, may sign that they have been on the end.

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