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Nadia, Captive of Hope


Memoir of an Arab Woman Fay Afaf Kanafani
Penguin, India, 1999
Rs 472

The birth of Kanafani (Nadia) coincided with the end of WWI and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. She moved from her native Lebanon to Palestine and lived there until the creation of Israel made her a refugee. She reconstructs her life as an abused child, a young smother, a widow twice over, a breadwinner, and ultimately a survivor.


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