STRANGERS IN THE HOUSE by Raja Shehadeh

  • November 24, 2013 · 10:30 AM

Raja Shehadeh was born into a successful Palestinian family with a beautiful home in Jaffa overlooking the Mediterranean When the state of Israel was formed in 1948 the family were driven out to the provincial town of Ramallah.There Shehadeh grew up in the shadow of his father Aziz,a leading civil rights lawyer.

In 1985 his father was killed in suspicious circumstances.The Israeli police failed to investigate the murder properly and Shehadeh ,by then a lawyer,set about solving the crime that destroyed his family.In this book,he recounts the painful,complex relationship he had with his father,and his frustrating,disheartening search for justice and closure.Set against the backdrop of the continuing disappearance of Shehadeh's Palestinian homeland,this is a remarkable and poignant memoir of loss that combines the personal and political to devastating effect.

'Distinctive and truly impressive' Economist

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  • Jessie H.

    The round table in an exclusive part of Bill's and friendly service helped to accommodate a large group handsomely.The discussion was great,as always

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Julia

    It was really nice to meet you all. Had a great time discussing the book with you (you all had such intelligent, well thought out opinions!). Looking forward to seeing you again soon.

    1 · November 24, 2013

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    A former member

    Great book, sparked a lot of opinions.

    2 · November 24, 2013

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