Liana Badr is a well-known Palestinian novelist, and short story writer, also a journalist, poet and cinema director. Born in in Jerusalem, she was raised in. Liana Badr was born in in Jerusalem to a nationalist family, and was Badr published her first novel in Beyrouth in , A Compass for the Sunflower. Liana Badr is a Palestinian writer who was born in Jerusalem and left Jericho as a teenager during the Arab-Israeli conflic. She is a prolific writer of novels.

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Horses of Lana film and book. Liana Badr is a well-known Palestinian novelist, and short story writer, also a journalist, poet and cinema director. Baer is the place where I took my first steps in life. He always had a smile on his face bafr he told me about my habit of dancing in the street as he held my hand every time we passed by the small local coffee shop called Mona because the owner used to play Oum Kalthoum on the radio there.

Because of her, there is not a single step or part of the Old City I do not know. Want to research authors from a particular Arab country? Jerusalem was the place where I first felt a sense of belonging to human history, among its narrow alleyways, old corners, and holy places. This book was published by Dar el Fata el Arabi in Cairo.

Every city or place, then, develops its own unique personality as it accumulates, day after day, the residue of human history, much of which is then immortalized in the very material of the place itself. By Nathalie Handal Special Series: Celebrating 40 years of Assilah Festival.

In this tree, I made myself a special home, one that my relatives could never reach. I exhausted the members of my family, who would try desperately to get me to climb down from the berry tree I loved and refused to leave. My school housed many orphans from Deir Yaseen who lost their families in times of war.

At that time, I thought that I would grow up to act just like her, and for that reason, I started to collect pictures of actors and actresses from the time I was eight years old. Since then, she has published five novels, including A Balcony over the Fakihanitranslated by Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirrortranslated by Samira Kawar, four collections of short stories, two poetry collections and four books of essays.


Jerusalem is one of the few cities in which people from every corner of the world meet, intersect, and share stories with pure affection, regardless of their everyday realities, their beliefs, or their cultural backgrounds. When I was eleven years old, I heard the stories of children who had been left all alone in the world because they lost their families to Zionist gangs during battles that took place in Palestine in I would hide from the summer sun behind its vast green leaves and its scarlet-colored fruit, and from its branches, I would construct steps that would take me up to the height of the sky.

Help WWB bring you the best new writing from around the world. Digital Banipal the full archive. Her works mainly focus on themes of women and war, and exile.

Arabic and English Language s you write in: I lived and grew up in two of them, Jerusalem and Jericho, and I chose to belong to the third: Or it can diffuse memory until it seeps into every corner.

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Her works have been translated into a number of languages. I consider myself to be the descendent of three cities, one could say a trinity, in Palestine.

In that beautiful house, I learned the elegant art of language while in the company of my extended family because my father, a political detainee, was often absent. kiana

Her name is Suheir Al-Hajj and we are now in constant communication despite the fact that she lives on another continent.

Hebron Baxr of Birth: We never considered Palestine to be a place only we were invested in. One of them was Dar Al-Tifel Al-Arabi, in which I came to understand the Palestinian cause more generally, and not only through my own personal struggles.

Liana Badr

In Jerusalem I feel the most natural, and every shift in weather and temperature suits my body completely, and balances lisna. This short story collection was published by Dar el Adab in Beirut. I never missed the opportunity to watch films of any kind, and I would memorize entire scenes from Indian movies that were not only popular with us, the children, but basr the older generation as well. I feel like a tree that was planted in Jerusalem; I feel I was born from the wombs of its old stones.


Peter Clark and The Eye of the Mirror, trans. The Eye of the Mirror: Jerusalem is the city that taught me my first life lesson.

Banipal (UK) Magazine of Modern Arab Literature – Contributors – Liana Badr

Receive Our Newsletter For news of readings, events and new titles. It is from them that I inherited the art of storytelling. It interweaves the narratives of two women and one man recounting their successive uprootings: It is there that I feel a sense of calm spread throughout my whole body. I would cut up their pictures and glue them into my notebooks.

Selected Works by this Author. It was in Jerusalem that I formed my first friendships. We were filled with joy every Friday because we had the opportunity to see two films with one ticket at one of the local cinemas.

Jerusalem and Jericho Current Residence: Denys Johnson-Davies- 70 years translating Arabic literature. Palestinian actor and director Mohammad Bakri recorded footage of me standing in front of the house and included it in his own documentary film This first novel was published by Dar Ibn Ruchd in Beirut, to wide acclaim.

Her style has been described by the Times Literary Supplement as “defy the laws of fictional gravity”, and “densely lyrical”.

I think I lians my first job in life after everyone began telling me that I looked like Faten Hamama! Translated from the Arabic by Suja Sawafta. I often substituted its fruit for all of my meals.