Book 35: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

PIMG_7950“Mornings in Jenin” by Susan Abulhawa

Finished reading February 14th, 2013

Rating 10/10

I wish this was a book that everyone would read.  It’s difficult to describe why.

It’s about everything in my view, although it’s mostly death and destruction followed by a moment to catch your breath and then death again. It feels somehow universal, as if the book would have encompassed the whole humanity. It might sound out of proportion though…

“Mornings in Jenin” is about several generations of a Palestinian family whose lives have been affected by the emergence of Israel, having to leave their ancestors land and house to stay in a refugee camp, live out their lives under military curfew, lose their parents and children and what could be seen as a “normal life”.

It is rather fast-paced and every time you’re hoping for a happy ending, it fails to come and instead there’s something worse and the constant though or underestimation that “it’s unfair”.

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