In Search of Fatima

"Karmi’s stunning memoir is remarkable. Extraordinarily well written, it is the amazingly honest story of a Palestinian woman of exceptional self-awareness. Hers is a story of exile and displacement…rich in detail and human experience. Karmi is excellent on the quality of family and even communal life in Mandatory Palestine…she also has a wonderfully subtle way of showing how in thousands of different ways the political and the personal intermesh, and this she does with a skill and insight that could be a novelist’s envy." —Edward Said

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