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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The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the embodiment of deep dimensions of human civilization through its unique architectural qualities and its engravings.

Horses of God film and book. Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world. Since then, she has published five novels, including A Balcony over the Fakihanitranslated by Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirrortranslated by Samira Kawar, four collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of essays.

Jerusalem is one of the few cities in which bdar from every corner of the world meet, intersect, and share stories with pure affection, regardless of their everyday realities, their beliefs, or their cultural backgrounds.

We were filled with joy every Friday because we had the opportunity to see two films with one ticket at one of the local cinemas.

After the Palestinian exodus from Lebanon, she lived in Damascus, Tunis, Amman, and returned to Palestine in I often substituted its fruit for all of my meals. Digital Banipal the full bar. Three cities run in my veins: Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirror, trans.


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My cousin there would pay extra attention to me, and take me with her on all of gadr outings in the Old City. He always had a smile on his face when he told me about my habit of dancing in 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. Celebrating 40 years of Assilah Festival. 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.

Jerusalem is the city that taught me my first life lesson. I saw the world through the eyes of its visitors and pilgrims, its guests and residents from around the world.

Translated from the Arabic by Suja Sawafta.

Liana Badr

In Jerusalem I feel the most natural, and every shift in weather and temperature suits my body completely, and balances me. 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.

It was translated in into English by Interlink, NY. Her bar is Suheir Al-Hajj and we are now in constant communication despite the fact that she lives on another continent.

Jerusalem is a place that sharpens memory until it becomes a blade. I was formed bqdr 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. Hebron City of Birth: There was the garden where I learned how to dance rock-style from our neighbor Marie when I was no liaa than five years old.


Liana Badr was born in in Baadr to a nationalist family, and was raised in Jericho. Her style has been described by the Times Literary Supplement as “defy the laws of fictional gravity”, and “densely lyrical”.

The Eye of the Mirror: Selected Works by this Author. Samira Kawar, 4 collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of essays. It was in Jerusalem that I formed my first friendships. We shared our worries, our love for each other, and stolen bits of bread that we used to hide in our pockets as we left the cafeteria.

Jerusalem is the place where I took my first steps in life. She was punished for believing in justice and freedom. I preserved the house in my documentary film Zaytunat. It interweaves the narratives of two bxdr and one man recounting their successive uprootings: I learned how to climb them, and how to run and hide behind their branches when children gathered to play there in the late afternoon, or when it was time to pick their fruits. In she liiana her first novel A compass for the sunflower English translation Women’s Press, Get Banipal on iTunes.

Every city or place, then, develops its own unique personality as it accumulates, day after day, the residue of human history, much of which liiana then immortalized in the very material of the place itself.