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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My school housed many orphans from Deir Yaseen who lost their families in times of war. Because of her, there is not a single step or part of the Old City I do not know. Lixna in in Jerusalem, she was raised in Jericho, studied at the Badd of Jordan, and graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a BA in philosophy and psychology.

Horses of God film and book.

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 In she published her first novel A compass for the sunflower English translation Women’s Press, Hebron City of Birth: Badr published her first novel in Beyrouth in”A Compass for the Sunflower”. My cousin there would pay extra attention to me, and take me with her on all of her outings in the Old City.

Her name is Suheir Al-Hajj and we are now in constant communication despite the fact that she lives on another continent. From the graves of sultans, to the Resurrection, to the tomb of the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman, many historical eras and deep and meaningful human experiences can be drawn out.

The novellas evocative and contrapuntal style allows the reader to glimpse the joy and despair of lives rooted in exile and resistance.


It is there that I feel a sense of calm spread throughout my whole body. It interweaves the narratives of two women and one man recounting their successive uprootings: I saw the world through the eyes of its visitors and pilgrims, its guests and residents from around the world.

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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 up to the height of the sky. It was in Jerusalem that I formed my first friendships.

This book was published by Dar el Fata el Arabi in Cairo. Samira Kawar, 4 collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of essays.

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 was the place where I first felt a sense of belonging to human history, among its narrow alleyways, old corners, and holy places. Jerusalem and Jericho Current Residence: Celebrating 40 years of Assilah Festival. 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. I consider myself to be the descendent of three cities, one could say a trinity, in Palestine.

That is what Jerusalem will always be for me; toward Jerusalem alone, I feel this kind of pull. Digital Banipal the full archive. In the garden of my childhood home, I learned to differentiate between different types of trees. This short story collection was published in Aden, Yemen in by Dar el Hamadani. 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.

Liana Badr

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.


This first novel was published by Dar Ibn Ruchd in Beirut, to wide acclaim. Translated from the Arabic by Suja Sawafta. Jerusalem is the place where I took my first steps in life. In that beautiful house, I learned the elegant art of language while in the company of my extended family because my father, a political detainee, was often absent.

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

Palestinian basr and director Mohammad Bakri recorded footage of me standing in front of the house and included it in his own documentary film We never considered Palestine to be a place only we were invested in. The owners served water pipes near the Damascus Gate.

The Eye of the Mirror: I preserved the house in my documentary film Zaytunat. Liana Badr was born in in Jerusalem to a nationalist family, and was raised in Jericho.

This short story collection was published by Dar el Adab in Beirut. The Al-Aqsa Mosque is the embodiment of deep dimensions of human civilization through its unique architectural qualities and its engravings.

Get Banipal on iTunes. Assilah Forum Celebrates 20 years of Banipal. I think I chose my first job in life after everyone began telling me that I looked like Faten Hamama!

I lived and grew up in two of them, Jerusalem and Jericho, and I chose to belong to the third: