Liana Badr is a well-known Palestinian novelist, and short story writer, also a journalist, poet and cinema director. Born in in Jerusalem, she was raised in. Liana Badr was born in in Jerusalem to a nationalist family, and was Badr published her first novel in Beyrouth in , A Compass for the Sunflower. Liana Badr is a Palestinian writer who was born in Jerusalem and left Jericho as a teenager during the Arab-Israeli conflic. She is a prolific writer of novels.

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Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirror, trans. After the Palestinian exodus from Lebanon, she lived in Damascus, Tunis, Amman, and returned to Palestine in Like what you read? I was formed in the same way that bread is formed from wheat, water, and salt, and in the low fire of writing, I cook up my stories slowly. Samira Kawar, 4 collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of essays. The owners served water pipes near the Damascus Gate.

Translated from the Arabic by Suja Sawafta. Since then, she has published five novels, including A Balcony over the Fakihanitranslated by Peter Clark and The Lizna of the Mirrortranslated by Samira Kawar, four collections of short stories, liqna poetry collections and four books of essays.

In that beautiful house, I learned the elegant art of language while in basr company of my extended family because my father, a political detainee, was often absent. Three cities run in my veins: We were filled with joy every Friday because we had the opportunity to see two films with ,iana ticket at one of the local cinemas.

Liana Badr

I never missed the opportunity to watch films of any kind, and I would memorize entire scenes from Indian movies that were not only popular with us, the children, but with the older generation as well. He always had a smile on his face when he told me about my habit of dancing bwdr the street as he held my hand every time we passed by the small local coffee shop called Mona because the owner used to play Oum Kalthoum on the radio there.


Her style has been described by the Times Literary Supplement as “defy the laws of fictional gravity”, and “densely lyrical”. Jerusalem and Jericho Current Residence: There liaana even engravings in Dair Salahiyya that are said to make a complete map of Jerusalem dating back to the first Christian era. My cousin there would pay extra attention to me, and take me with her on all of her outings in the Old City.

It was confiscated by Israel when it annexed land belonging to the Arab University in Jerusalem, along with the land of the Issawiyah baer just next door. In the garden of my childhood home, I learned to differentiate between different types of trees.

Badr published her first novel in Beyrouth in”A Compass for the Sunflower”. I also studied in many different schools in Jerusalem. Born in in Jerusalem, she was raised in Jericho, studied at the University of Jordan, and graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a BA in philosophy and psychology. Palestinian actor and director Mohammad Bakri recorded footage of me standing in front of the house and included it in his own documentary film Receive Our Newsletter For news of readings, events and new titles.

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I feel like a tree that was planted in Jerusalem; I feel I was born from the wombs of its old stones. Her works mainly focus on themes of women and war, and exile.

Jerusalem liaba the place where I first felt a sense of belonging to human history, among its narrow alleyways, old corners, and holy places. In this tree, I made myself a special home, one that my relatives could never reach. Jerusalem is the place where I took my first steps in life. This book was published by Dar el Fata el Arabi in Cairo. I often substituted barr fruit for all of my meals. We would wage battles and carry flags that represented different teams in our fights over Sophia Loren, my favorite actress, or the singer Shadia, whom my sister Dima considered to be the more beautiful and important of the two starlets.

It interweaves the narratives of two women and one man recounting their successive uprootings: It was in Jerusalem that I formed my first friendships.


Hebron City of Birth: Her name is Suheir Al-Hajj and we are now lana constant communication despite the fact that she lives on another continent. At that time, I thought that I would grow up to act just like her, and for that reason, I started to collect pictures of actors and actresses from the time I was eight years old. When I was eleven years old, I heard the stories of children who had been left all alone in the world because they lost their families to Zionist gangs during battles that took liaba in Palestine in I would hide from the summer sun behind its vast green leaves and its scarlet-colored fruit, and from its branches, I would construct steps that would take me up to the height of the sky.

I eventually became a human encyclopedia with detailed information on all types of actors, both foreign and Arab.

Celebrating 40 years of Assilah Festival. Or it can diffuse memory until it seeps into every corner. I shared many stolen cups of tea with them in our bedrooms late at night. Assilah Forum Celebrates 20 years of Banipal. There was the garden where I learned how to dance rock-style from our neighbor Marie when I was no more than five years old. She was punished for believing in justice and freedom. In Jerusalem I feel the most natural, and every shift in weather and temperature suits my body completely, and balances me.

Jerusalem is a place that sharpens memory until it becomes a blade. Denys Johnson-Davies- 70 years translating Arabic literature. Horses of God film and book. By Nathalie Handal Special Series: I exhausted the members of my family, who would try desperately to liaan me to climb down from the berry tree I loved and refused to leave.

I saw the world through the eyes of its visitors and pilgrims, its guests and residents from around the world. Selected Works by this Author.

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