From the river to the sea - Memoirs of a Palestinian twenty-something

Zainab Zamil

Category: Poems
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I’ve always been an anonymous pseudo-writer
a maybe-someday published storyteller
waiting for it to be my turn
so that I could finally tell a story of my own

dear reader
I thank you for reading my spilled words
thank you for turning my maybe into a definitely
thank you for making my dream come true
- a pseudo-writer and finally-published storyteller

-    a pseudo-writer and finally-published storyteller

From the book

whenever I find myself back in the blad
surrounded by my aunts, uncles and cousins
I am always made to feel like I’m different
between two cultures
too western for the middle east
and too ethnic for the west
politicians in my country find me too conservative
for following a religion
they decided doesn’t fit into their western standards
and my countrymen back home think I’m too western
too modern for their liking

About the author

zainab zamil is a palestinian, iraqi born and holland-based author and english teacher. growing up, she adored books and dreamed of one day writing one of her own. her poems delve into things like family, heartbreak, war time, abuse, mental health, love, grief, nostalgia, pain, loss, sisterhood, humanitarian affairs, and other issues she holds near and dear to her heart.


2021-01-19 18:39:27 | By: Romario Rodrigues Varela | Rating:
Ik kan eerlijk zeggen dat dit één van de mooiste gedichtenbundels is die ik ooit heb gelezen. Ik heb heel wat gedichtenbundels gelezen van bekende schrijvers, en dit lijkt net zo goed en in sommige opzichten zelfs beter. Dat zegt heel wat aangezien het hier gaat om een redelijk nieuwe auteur. Dit boek had alles. Het besprak Alles. En op een hele rauwe en persoonlijke manier. De wijze waarop Zainab schrijft is relatable, en raakt de lezer in zijn of haar diepste gevoel. Voor een klein schattig boekje, werd er veel groots en belangrijks gezegd. Ik hoop oprecht dat er meer komt in de nabije toekomst. PS: De illustraties waren erg mooi en complimenteerden de tekst heel goed.

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From the river to the sea - Memoirs of a Palestinian twenty-something


Zainab Zamil



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Paperback A5

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978-94-643-1304-8 / 9789464313048


€ 17,99




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