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A country of words : a Palestinian journey from the refugee camp to the front page

Author: Abdel Bari Atwan
Publisher: London ; San Francisco : Saqi, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Few lives reflect their times as much as the life of Abdel Bari Atwan. Born in a refugee camp in Gaza in 1950, he left aged seventeen and has since become one of the world's foremost commentators on the Middle East." "In this memoir, Atwan recounts with humour and honesty his extraordinary journey. He depicts both the horror of camp massacres and the unexpected consequences of Britain's involvement in the region -  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atwan, Abdel Bari.
Country of words.
London ; San Francisco : Saqi, ©2008
(OCoLC)649160070
Named Person: Abdel Bari Atwan; Abdel Bari Atwan
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abdel Bari Atwan
ISBN: 9780863566219 0863566219
OCLC Number: 137313317
Description: 285 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Thorns in our feet --
Sleeping on the roof --
A Cairene education --
Career moves --
The Arab independent --
Culture shock --
Beirut-on-Thames --
Osama bin Laden --
Yasser Arafat and the PLO --
Right to return.
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