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[Ebook] ↠ Where the Streets Had a Name  Author Randa Abdel-Fattah – Dcrjservices.co.uk chapter 1 Where the Streets Had a Name , meaning Where the Streets Had a Name , genre Where the Streets Had a Name , book cover Where the Streets Had a Name , flies Where the Streets Had a Name , Where the Streets Had a Name c5ab0dd19dca8 I Need To See Sitti Zeynab One Last Time To Know If I Will Have The Courage To Go Ahead With My Plan The Two Nurses Look Frazzled And Smile Wearily At Me We Must Leave Now, They Say In Urgent Tones I Won T Be Long, I Reassure Them And I Jump Up Onto The Back Of The Ambulance I Can Smell The Air Of Her Village, Pure And Scented I Can See Her Village As Though It Were Bethlehem Itself I Can Smell The Almond Trees Hear My Heels Click On The Courtyard Tiles See Myself Jumping Two Steps At A Time Down The Limestone Stairs I Can See Sitti Zeynab Sitting In The Front Porch Of The House I Only Have To Remember That Walk Through Her Memories And I Know I Can Make My Promise I Ve Already Lost Once I Refuse To Lose Again Stay Alive, I Whisper And You Shall Touch That Soil Again Thirteen Year Old Hayaat Is On A Mission She Believes A Handful Of Soil From Her Grandmother S Ancestral Home In Jerusalem Will Save Her Beloved Sitti Zeynab S Life The Only Problem Is The Impenetrable Wall That Divides The West Bank, As Well As The Check Points, The Curfews, The Permit System And Hayaat S Best Friend Samy, Who Is Mainly Interested In Football And The Latest Elimination On X Factor, But Always Manages To Attract TroubleBut Luck Is On Their Side Hayaat And Samy Have A Curfew Free Day To Travel To Jerusalem However, While Their Journey May Only Be A Few Kilometres Long, It May Take A Lifetime To Complete


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    The Middle East is such a rare setting to see in books for teenagers, and I found this to be such an interesting, intelligent and thought provoking book that also managed to be funny, despite such heavy content Hayaat was a likeable protagonist, and I really felt as I was reading her need to save her grandmother.I really enjoyed one of Randa Abdel Fattah s earlier novels Does My Head Look Big In This , which I think is a really wonderful book, but it is dramatically different from Where the str The Middle East is such a rare setting to see in books for teenagers, and I found this to be such an interesting, intelligent and thought provoking book that also managed to be funny, despite such heavy content Hayaat was a likeable protagonist, and I really felt as I was reading her need to save her grandmother.I really enjoyed one of Randa Abdel Fattah s earlier novels Does My Head Look Big In This , which I think is a really wonderful book, but it is dramatically different from Where the streets had a name which seems to me amature novel, even though the central character is younger It s such a real novel to me, it felt as Hayaat and her family could really exist There is so much about politics and history in this book, but it never seems forced It s fascinating and heart breaking at once.Where the streets had a name is definitely a book that I would love to see being studied in schools, or at least on some recommended reading lists So often you see on the news things that are occurring in the middle east, and it s so impersonal most of the time, not really a thing you think about forthan a moment or two and I think Where the streets had a name shows the reality of life in a warzone, and it s such a touching and outstanding novel A must read


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    I might be a bit biased towards this one, because the story is set in Palestine, and I believe many of us, Muslim or not, have a soft spot for Palestine Being a children s book though, this was written in the eyes of 13 year old Hayaat, and is dotted with humour and childish naivety I also already love the Arab culture and Arabic language so I now know a fewwords like dabka, the folk dance, and ya zalami, which means oh man , etc.But on a serious note, I believe the author s intention w I might be a bit biased towards this one, because the story is set in Palestine, and I believe many of us, Muslim or not, have a soft spot for Palestine Being a children s book though, this was written in the eyes of 13 year old Hayaat, and is dotted with humour and childish naivety I also already love the Arab culture and Arabic language so I now know a fewwords like dabka, the folk dance, and ya zalami, which means oh man , etc.But on a serious note, I believe the author s intention was indeed to shed light on the Palestine Israel conflict, to bring out the things we might not know or even think about how life goes on during war people have weddings, children go to school, families need to go shop for groceries , the multi religious society Muslims, Christians, Jews , how there are good people in all religions and how prejudices and generalisations just do not work, injustice in the littlest and biggest things And I also like how the author portrays the family in this story, in particular the grandmother granddaughter and sister sister relationship Favourite quotes Feel as you wish that is your right But you will soon find that even hatred will not give you comfort It will only make you miserable Sitti Zeynab Once upon a time a fisherman went out to sea He caught many fish and threw them into a large bucket on his boat The fish were not yet dead, so the man decided to ease their suffering by killing them swiftly While he worked, the cold air made his eyes water One of the wounded fish saw this and said to another, What a kind heart this fisherman has see how he cries for us The other fish replied, Ignore his tears and watch what he is doing with his hands Raghib Your soul is strong, Hayaat Do not deprive the world of your soul and heart Justice will come when those who hope outweigh those who despair Hope is a force that cannot be reckoned with, ya Hayaat You will find a place for yourself in this world Sitti Zeynab


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    Trigger warnings war and everything that goes along with it, death of a friend, PTSD For a book intended for young adults, this isINCREDIBLY political It s the story of a thirteen year old Palestinian girl growing up in the West Bank So, like, it was always going to be an incredibly political story But at the same time, I don t think it had really occurred to me just HOW political this was going to be It definitely doesn t paint Israel in a good light, and it s definitely pushing a Pale Trigger warnings war and everything that goes along with it, death of a friend, PTSD For a book intended for young adults, this isINCREDIBLY political It s the story of a thirteen year old Palestinian girl growing up in the West Bank So, like, it was always going to be an incredibly political story But at the same time, I don t think it had really occurred to me just HOW political this was going to be It definitely doesn t paint Israel in a good light, and it s definitely pushing a Palestinian perspective, which should come as no surprise to anyone given that the author is of Palestinian descent Most of the story takes place over a single day as the protagonist and her best friend try to make their way from Bethlehem to Jerusalem Along the way, they encounter roadblocks literally , people on both sides who go out of their way to help, and see how the other half live In some ways, it reminded me of The Hate U Give The protagonist has facial scarring as the result of an incident that killed her childhood best friend, and moving through the checkpoints and seeing certain things on her journey is very triggering for her I wanted adefinitive ending than I got, but given the political situation in which the book is set, it was pretty naive of me to expect a definitive ending It s not my favourite of her books, but it s definitely an interesting read that stabbed me right in the feelstimes than I anticipated


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