5 A Rift in Time.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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A RIFT IN TIME

TRAVELS WITH MY OTTOMAN UNCLE

BY RAJA SHEHADEH

PUBLISHED BY PROFILE BOOKS

ISBN 9781846683305

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When researching his family history, Raja Shehadeh discovered a great-uncle who had also been a writer entangled with the authorities, and who, like Raja, had dedicated his life to the freedom of the Palestinian people. Najib was a journalist and romantic living in Palestine, then part of the Ottoman Empire. When he voiced his opposition to Ottoman participation in the First World War, a death sentence was put on his head. So he fled, living on the run and...

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