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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Her works have been translated into a number of languages. The Eye of the Mirror: Denys Johnson-Davies- 70 years translating Arabic literature. 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.

Liana Badr

She was punished for believing in justice and freedom. Arabic and English Language s you write in: The owners served water pipes near the Damascus Gate.

At that time, I thought that I would grow up to act just like her, and for that reason, I started bar collect pictures of actors and actresses from the time I was eight years old.

Horses of God film and book. Jerusalem is the city that taught me my first life lesson. Celebrating 40 years of Assilah Festival. Jerusalem is a place that sharpens memory until it becomes a blade. My school housed many orphans from Deir Yaseen who lost their families in times of war.

I saw the world through the eyes of its visitors liaba pilgrims, its guests and residents from around the world. It was confiscated by Israel when it annexed land belonging to the Arab University in Jerusalem, along with the land of the Issawiyah neighborhood just next door.

When I was eleven years old, I heard the stories of children who had been left all alone in the world because they lost their families to Zionist gangs during battles that took place in Palestine in Published by Tobgal in Morocco, this epic novel is based on seven years of research into Palestinian women refugees oral history.


In she published her first novel A compass for the sunflower English translation Women’s Press, We would wage battles and carry flags that represented different teams in our fights over Sophia Loren, my favorite actress, or the singer Shadia, whom my sister Dima considered to be the more beautiful and important of the two starlets.

Like what you read? Her style has been described by the Times Literary Supplement as “defy the laws of fictional gravity”, and “densely lyrical”. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the embodiment of deep dimensions of human civilization through its unique architectural qualities and its engravings. Want to know which Banipal issue an author is in? Jerusalem is the place where I took my first steps in life.

I eventually became a human encyclopedia with detailed information on all types of actors, both foreign and Arab.

It was in Jerusalem that I formed my first friendships. We were filled with joy every Friday because we badf the opportunity to see two films with one ticket at one of the local cinemas.

I learned how to climb them, and how to run and hide behind their branches when children gathered lixna play there in the late afternoon, or when it was time to pick their fruits.

Receive Our Newsletter For news of readings, events and new titles. In Jerusalem I feel the most natural, and every shift in weather and temperature suits my body completely, and balances me. I shared many stolen cups of lianw with them in our bedrooms late at night. I consider myself to be the descendent of three cities, one could say a trinity, in Palestine.

Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirror, trans. Or it can diffuse memory until it seeps into every corner. I would hide from the summer sun behind its vast green leaves and its scarlet-colored fruit, and from its branches, I would construct steps that would take me liaan to the height of the sky.


Banipal (UK) Magazine of Modern Arab Literature – Contributors – Liana Badr

After the Palestinian exodus from Lebanon, she lived in Damascus, Tunis, Amman, and returned to Palestine in It was translated in into English by Interlink, NY. I would cut up their pictures and glue them into my notebooks. In the garden of my childhood home, I learned to differentiate between different types of trees.

Jerusalem and Jericho Current Residence: She was not able to complete her MA due ilana the Lebanese civil war. My cousin there would pay extra attention to me, and take me with her on all of her outings in the Old City. I preserved the house in my documentary film Zaytunat.

This first novel was published by Dar Ibn Ruchd in Beirut, to wide acclaim. This short story collection was published in Aden, Yemen in by Dar el Hamadani. We never considered Palestine to be a place only we were invested in.

That is what Jerusalem will lianx be for me; toward Jerusalem alone, I feel this kind of pull. It interweaves the narratives of two women and one man recounting their successive uprootings: By Nathalie Handal Special Series: In that beautiful house, I learned the elegant art of language while in ilana company of my extended family because my father, a political detainee, was often absent.

Since lisna, 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, bxdr poetry collections and four books of essays.

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