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They called me a lioness : a Palestinian girl's fight for freedom  Cover Image Book Book

They called me a lioness : a Palestinian girl's fight for freedom / Ahed Tamimi and Dena Takruri.

Tamimi, Ahed, 2001- (author.). Takruri, Dena, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593134580
  • ISBN: 0593134583
  • Physical Description: xi, 274 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : One World, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-274).
Formatted Contents Note:
Not Your Average Childhood -- The Marches Begin -- 1948 -- My First Viral Confrontation -- Jerusalem -- Life in Prison -- Homecoming -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.:
"What would you do if you grew up repeatedly seeing your home raided? Your parents arrested? Your mother shot? Your uncle killed? Try, if just for a moment, to imagine this was your life. How would you want the world to react?" Ahed Tamimi's father was born in 1967, the year that the Israeli occupation of the West Bank began, and every aspect of their family's life has been touched by it. One of Ahed's earliest memories is visiting her father in prison, poking her three-year-old fingers through the fence to touch his hand. The ubiquitous security checkpoints and armed guards even found their way into her childhood fairytales and playdates. Her grandmother regaled her not with nursery rhymes, but with the sage of her family and its tragedies. Instead of cops and robbers, there was Jaysh o 'Arab, or "Army and Arabs," where children roleplayed as Israeli soldiers opposing a community of Palestinians. She recounts all of this and more in her vivid and riveting memoir, one of the first to deal directly with what life in occupation actually means for the people in it, beyond geography or policy. It brings readers into the daily life of the young woman seen as a freedom-fighting hero by some and a naïve agitator by others. Beyond recounting her well-publicized interactions with Israeli soldiers, there is her unwavering commitment to family and her fearless command of her own voice, despite threats, intimidation, and even incarceration"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Tamimi, Ahed, 2001-
Palestinian Arabs > West Bank > Biography.
Political activists > West Bank > Biography.
Government, Resistance to > West Bank.
Arab-Israeli conflict > 1993-
Genre: Autobiographies.

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