Monday, April 27, 2020

Book Review: Mornings in Jenin

Book: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

This book of historical fiction is very well-written. It follows a family through four generations in Palestine. The first group is forced out of their homes and removed to a small, walled-in area. They maintain hope of getting back home. Four generations later, they are still in exile. Wars have occurred, children have grown and taken on causes, married, or moved away. Some of the events that take place are violent and graphic (after all, it's war). The story is based on true wars and true events, with fictional characters, therefore one can learn about the conflicts between Palestine and Israel and try to understand what has been at the root. An excellent book, full of the love and agony of humanity.

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