Palestinian Walks
Notes on a Vanishing Landscape

 

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Palestinian Walks
Notes on a Vanishing Landscape

by Raja Shehadeh (Author)

 

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ISBN: 9781861978998

 

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Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadeh

Contains six walks which span a period of twenty-six years, in the hills around Ramallah, in the Jerusalem wilderness and through the ravines by the Dead Sea. This title allows the reader to sense the changing political atmosphere as well as the physical transformation of the landscape.


Over two decades of turmoil and change in the Middle East, steered via the history-soaked landscape of Palestine. This new edition includes a previously unpublished epigraph in the form of a walk. When Raja Shehadeh first started hill walking in Palestine, in the late 1970s, he was not aware that he was travelling through a vanishing landscape. These hills would have seemed familiar to Christ, until the day concrete was poured over the flora and irreversible changes were brought about by those who claim a superior love of the land. Six walks span a period of twenty-six years, in the hills around Ramallah, in the Jerusalem wilderness and through the ravines by the Dead Sea. Each walk takes place at a different stage of Palestinian history since 1982, the first in the empty pristine hills and the last amongst the settlements and the wall. The reader senses the changing political atmosphere as well as the physical transformation of the landscape. By recording how the land felt and looked before these calamities, Raja Shehadeh attempts to preserve, at least in words, the Palestinian natural treasures that many Palestinians will never know.


 

ISBN 1861978995
ISBN13 9781861978998
Publisher Profile Books Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 22/05/2008
Pages 240
Weight (grammes) 651.00
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 198
Width (mm) 129