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The Resource Tears for Tarshiha, Olfat Mahmoud with Dani Cooper and Helen McCue

Tears for Tarshiha, Olfat Mahmoud with Dani Cooper and Helen McCue

Label
Tears for Tarshiha
Title
Tears for Tarshiha
Statement of responsibility
Olfat Mahmoud with Dani Cooper and Helen McCue
Title variation
Tears for Tarshiha
Title variation remainder
a Palestinian refugee's inspiring tale of her lifelong flight to return home
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
A Palestinian refugee's inspiring tale of her lifelong fight to return home. Olfat Mahmoud is a Palestinian refugee - a descendant of the Christian and Muslim people who fled Palestine in the period leading up to and after the founding of the state of Israel in 1948. She is an accomplished woman in her own right: the director of an international NGO, an internationally recognised peace activist, a registered nurse and, most recently, the recipient of a doctorate. Born in a refugee camp in Lebanon more than 60 years ago, Olfat's determination to help her people in their fight to return to their homeland led to a nursing career that has placed her at the front line of atrocious massacres and wars in the Middle East. Tears for Tarshiha follows Olfat's career amid the death and destruction of Lebanon's many conflicts, and chronicles the Palestinian people's remarkable capacity for love and bravery in the most extreme conditions. Olfat's extraordinary story is emblematic of the Palestinian plight, illustrating their continued survival and determination that has become an inconvenience to the international community. These are the descendants of those Palestinians who were forced from their homeland at gunpoint by the Israeli military in 1948 in what is known as the Nakba - or Catastrophe. In 1949, David Ben-Gurion, one of the founders and the first prime minister of Israel, stated that 'we must do everything to ensure [the Palestinians] never do return...the old will die and the young will forget'. Despite Olfat's parents and grandparents never seeing Tarshiha again, this book is part of Olfat's ongoing campaign to keep her people's predicament in the public consciousness
Cataloging source
ANL
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Mahmoud, Olfat
Dewey number
956.94
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cooper, Dani
  • McCue, Helen
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  • Mahmoud, Olfat
  • Political refugees
  • Israel-Arab War, 1948-1949
  • Refugees, Palestinian Arab
  • Internally displaced persons
  • Refugee camps
  • Nurses
  • Tarshīḥā (Israel)
Target audience
general
Label
Tears for Tarshiha, Olfat Mahmoud with Dani Cooper and Helen McCue
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063008038
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
193 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780648066361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041111794
Label
Tears for Tarshiha, Olfat Mahmoud with Dani Cooper and Helen McCue
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063008038
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
193 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780648066361
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1041111794

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