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In her strong memoir His brilliant gentle, number one manhattan Times bestselling writer Danielle metal opened her center to proportion the devastating tale of the lack of her liked son. In A present of Hope, she exhibits us how she remodeled that ache right into a crusade of carrier that enriched her existence past what she may perhaps imagine.

For 11 years, Danielle metal took to the streets with a small staff to aid the homeless of San Francisco. She labored anonymously, traveling the "cribs" of the city's such a lot susceptible electorate less than disguise of darkness, dispensing nutrients, garments, bedding, instruments, and toiletries. She sought no exposure for her efforts and remained nameless all through. Now she is chatting with deliver realization to their plight.

In this unflinchingly sincere and deeply relocating memoir, the famously deepest writer speaks out publicly for the 1st time approximately her paintings one of the such a lot determined participants of our society. She deals achingly acute pictures of...

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While in some countries women's feminist awareness preceded nationalist consciousness, 9 nationalism often gave impetus to the movement for women's emancipation, as did the work of some writers connected with the Islamic reform movement. 10 Although Afaf does not address these developments explicitly, the implications of these sweeping social changes are evident throughout her memoir, often through seemingly minor narrative details. For instance, she recounts a childhood memory of going out with her parents for a drive and noticing her mother looking "carefree and pretty without her veil and topcoat" her father had insisted that his wife remove her veil and topcoat as soon as they leave the carriage (p.

Afaf's struggles for personal autonomy within her marriage were played out within an increasingly troubled political situation. She arrived in Haifa, Palestine, in 1935the year before the General Strike paralyzed the country. Her narrative provides a rarely voiced woman's Page xxi perspective on Palestinian life during the crucial years leading up to the creation of the state of Israel. The increase in immigration after the Balfour Declaration of 1917 had resulted in the creation, under British protection, of a largely European settler population committed to the goal of creating a Jewish state.

24 In the spring of 1976 Syria intervened militarily on a large scale. This Syrian intervention initiated the "Arabization" of the war, as other Arab countries sent forces to Lebanon. At the same time, an "unacknowledged, American-inspired working alliance of Syria, the Maronite right, and Israel" emerged. 25 By the end of the 1975-1976 phase of the war, between 25,000 and 40,000 Lebanese and Palestinians had been killed, and 60,000 people had been wounded. Most victims were under 20 years old.

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