Based on diaries and e-mail correspondence that architect Suad Amiry kept from 1981 to 2004, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law evokes the frustrations,...more
Based on diaries and e-mail correspondence that architect Suad Amiry kept from 1981 to 2004, Sharon and My Mother-in-Law evokes the frustrations, cabin fever, and downright misery of daily life in the West Bank town of Ramallah. Amiry writes elegance and humor about the enormous difficulty of moving from one place to another, the torture of falling in love with someone from another town, the absurdity of her dog receiving a Jerusalem identity card when thousands of Palestinians could not, and the trials of having her ninety-two-year-old mother-in-law living in her house during a forty-two-day curfew. With a wickedly sharp ear for dialogue and a keen eye for detail, Amiry gives us an original, ironic, and firsthand glimpse into the absurdity — and agony — of life in the Occupied Territories. less
This book showed how people and intellectuals in Palestine are suffering from Israeli occupation by telling real stories of what happened in the streets of Ramallah before and after the Palestinian authority was taken place there. It really shows and tells the violent actions of Israel against Palestinians. Israel is an unavoidable terrorist there.
a must read for anyone on either side of the barricade. If youÂ´re confused or you think you get the whole conflict... read it... it will show you things from every possible angle. Suad Amiry and her husband are real life heroes...