Teta, Mother, and Me by Jean Said Makdisi
Three Generations of Arab Women

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Jean Said Makdisi was born in Jerusalem and studied in Cairo and the United States. She is the author of Beirut Fragments: A War Memoir, a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Beirut.
 

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Jean Said Makdisi is also the author of "Teta, Mother, and Me: Three Generations of Arab Women". She lives in Beirut.
 
Published November 11, 2004 by SAQI BOOKS. 384 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, History. Non-fiction

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her father, for instance, had to return to Palestine from his cherished America to satisfy his mother’s deathbed bidding, “but he never really forgave her for deflecting him from what he had seen as his destiny in the New World.” Just so, where she had always thought of Teta as a ghostly, elderly...

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Opening with the author's birth during WWII—"my birth occurred at a particularly unromantic time: the anxiety of the war and the events in Palestine and Egypt weighed heavily on my parents"—the volume grows ever more engaging as Makdisi moves into the distant past of her grandmother Munira Badr M...

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In 1990's acclaimed Beirut Fragments, Jean Said Makdisi wrote about life in the embattled Lebanese city — which she still calls home — during its long and ugly civil war.

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