Five Leaves Book Group, discussing I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti

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Date(s) - Monday, 26th June
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Five Leaves Bookshop

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I-Saw-Ramallah-by-Mourid-Barghouthi-book-coverIn 1966, the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti, then 22, left his home in Ramallah to return to university in Cairo. The Six-Day War prevented him returning to his homeland for 30 years. This book is his account of his homecoming to a city changed beyond recognition, and his journey through the Occupation-scarred city, revisiting his home, familiar haunts, and family. He must come to terms with his years of exile and his permanent homeless status.

Does “this eloquent, incisive book [make] you want to quote large chunks of it”? Is it “a book that sheds light on Palestine, and … an insight into the lives of people denied a home”? Does it “do more to raise sympathy for the Palestinian cause than a thousand suicide bombs”?

Free, refreshments provided. Please let us know if you’re coming.

One thought on “Five Leaves Book Group, discussing I Saw Ramallah by Mourid Barghouti

  1. Hi Ross.
    I am a disabled supporter and activist for Nottingham Palestine Solidarity Campaign and have heard about this fantastic event 5 leaves are hosting at your bookshop next Monday and I’d like to reserve 2 seats please for myself and my carer, Mr Hall. I’m very excited and would like 2 copies of the book about the appalling suffering of the Palestinians. Do I need to bring my own tea or coffee as I need constant opiates for my ill health or will there be drinks that I can buy?
    It’ll be a great night I’m so excited to be there.

    Many thanks for your superb idea to host this spectacular event.
    Fraternal greetings
    Paul & Gerald

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