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The road to martyrs' square : a journey into the world of the suicide bomber

Author: A M Oliver; Paul F Steinberg
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
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"Combining in equal measure the critical and the compassionate, the tragic and the absurd, this memoir chronicles two interlocking, often clashing journeys - an exploration of the cult of martyrdom in the underground media of the intifada, on the one hand, and on the other, the struggle for friendship across seemingly impossible divides." "The authors lived for six months with a Palestinian refugee family in the  Read more...
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Oliver, A.M.
Road to martyrs' square.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2004008861
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A M Oliver; Paul F Steinberg
ISBN: 9780198027560 0198027567 9780199850815 019985081X
OCLC Number: 252699381
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 214 pages, [64] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: Saint Yasin --
Welcome to planet X--
Look with your ears, my friend --
Lunch with Hasan --
A complete darkness --
The disciple (Hahaha) --
A minor jihad --
The gharqad tree --
The evil incident --
The brotherhood --
Splits in the brain --
The miracle sheikh --
The mechanical waving hand of a keffiyah-clad manikin --
Soldier in Chinese hat, planning escape --
The sweet girl --
The antidote --
A babe in the womb --
The crazy girl --
The dark room --
Walls, maze, prison --
An entire cosmology --
A question of style --
It doesn't matter when or how I am killed --
Martyr on a black horse --
Terror in their hearts --
We are worth nothing without a machine-gun --
Children, but they are men and heroes --
Al-Aqsa massacre video --
Blood, blood, blood --
A collaborator breaker accused of something close to collaboration --
A daring shock of jet-black hair coyly peeking out beneath her veil --
Monkeys and pigs and servants of evil --
The mad dogs of language --
A notice of the end of the world --
A death on the path of God --
The green line --
The fixer --
Ghosts with guns --
The last words of Hamza Abu-Surur --
The smile of the martyr --
A still blue river --
The killing of Haim Nachmani --
The last words of Salah 'Uthman --
A happy man --
The last words of Muhammad al-Hindi --
Intimate of heart --
Al-Hindi and Abu-Surur meet --
Circle and vow, the trainer's soliloquy --
A tourist in the dunya --
A khanjar, floating --
A second appearance --
Any number compared to infinity --
The paradise hotel --
The gun dance --
A few hours later; or, the trail of a dagger.
Responsibility: Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg.

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In this unique study, the authors go deep into the world of the Palestinian group Hamas, in an effort to understand what motivates the young men of the movement to lay down their lives in suicidal  Read more...

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