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The Resource Things you may find hidden in my ear : poems from Gaza, Mosab Abu Toha

Things you may find hidden in my ear : poems from Gaza, Mosab Abu Toha

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Things you may find hidden in my ear : poems from Gaza
Title
Things you may find hidden in my ear
Title remainder
poems from Gaza
Statement of responsibility
Mosab Abu Toha
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this poetry debut, the first collection from any Gazan poet to be published in English, Mosab Abu Toha writes directly from the experience of growing up and living one's entire life in Gaza, the world's largest open-air prison camp. These poems emerge from Mosab's life under siege, first as a child, and then as a young father. A survivor of four brutal military attacks, he bears witness to a grinding cycle of destruction and assault, and yet, his poetry is infused with a profoundly universal humanity. In direct, vivid language, Abu Toha writes about being unwelcome in your own land, and even outside of it. He writes about being wounded by shrapnel at the age of 16, and then, a few years later, watching his home and his university get hit by Israeli warplanes in an attack that killed two of his close friends. Books are buried in rubble and electricity is often limited to 2 hours a day, and yet, families continue traditions, students attend university, and libraries rise from the ruins. These poems are filled with bombs and the ever-present menace of surveillance drones, as well as the smell of tea and roses in bloom, and the view of the sea at sunset. They present an almost surrealist/absurd viewpoint, based in a sense of rational and profound perplexity as to why these conditions continue, and how the people of Gaza go about their lives, even creating beauty as they find new ways to survive. Abu Toha writes, "It's not only about narrating things. It's about keeping things alive in us and for the generations to come. It's about how life crumbles, but also how it tries to stand." If we don't begin understanding what has happened there--and is still happening--Gaza might be our future as well. We all need to grasp what it means to still be human in such a situation"--
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11058344
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Abu Toha, Mosab
Dewey number
821/.92
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9570.P343
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Palestinian Arabs
  • Gaza
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poems from Gaza
Label
Things you may find hidden in my ear : poems from Gaza, Mosab Abu Toha
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the war: you and houses
  • Flying poem
  • Sobbing without sound
  • Discoveries
  • Hard exercise
  • Olympic hopscotch leap
  • Death before birth (DBB)
  • Rubble salary
  • Cold sweat
  • Tears
  • Palestine A-Z
  • Deserted boat, dreaming
  • The wall and the clock
  • My city after what happened some time ago
  • Interlude
  • We love what we have
  • A litany for "one land"
  • We deserve a better death
  • Everyday meals during wars
  • US and THEM
  • silence of water
  • Leaving childhood behind
  • On Gaza seashore
  • Shrapnel looking for laughter
  • A voice from beneath
  • Seven fingers
  • Gone with the gunpowder
  • Palestinian sonnet
  • Ibrahim Abu Lughod and brother in Yaffa
  • Desert and exile
  • To Mahmoud Darwish
  • To Ghassan Kanafani
  • What is home?
  • Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, and Theodor Adorno in Gaza
  • Displaced
  • To Ibrahim Kilani
  • The wounds
  • To my visa interviewer
  • Notebooks
  • A boy and his telescope
  • Things you may find hidden in my ear
  • Mosab
  • Memorize your dream
  • My grandfather was a terrorist
  • Forever homeless
  • A rose shoulders up
  • On a starless night
  • Palestinian painter
  • mu grandfather and home
  • Palestinian streets
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780872868601
Lccn
2021046542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Things you may find hidden in my ear : poems from Gaza, Mosab Abu Toha
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • In the war: you and houses
  • Flying poem
  • Sobbing without sound
  • Discoveries
  • Hard exercise
  • Olympic hopscotch leap
  • Death before birth (DBB)
  • Rubble salary
  • Cold sweat
  • Tears
  • Palestine A-Z
  • Deserted boat, dreaming
  • The wall and the clock
  • My city after what happened some time ago
  • Interlude
  • We love what we have
  • A litany for "one land"
  • We deserve a better death
  • Everyday meals during wars
  • US and THEM
  • silence of water
  • Leaving childhood behind
  • On Gaza seashore
  • Shrapnel looking for laughter
  • A voice from beneath
  • Seven fingers
  • Gone with the gunpowder
  • Palestinian sonnet
  • Ibrahim Abu Lughod and brother in Yaffa
  • Desert and exile
  • To Mahmoud Darwish
  • To Ghassan Kanafani
  • What is home?
  • Edward Said, Noam Chomsky, and Theodor Adorno in Gaza
  • Displaced
  • To Ibrahim Kilani
  • The wounds
  • To my visa interviewer
  • Notebooks
  • A boy and his telescope
  • Things you may find hidden in my ear
  • Mosab
  • Memorize your dream
  • My grandfather was a terrorist
  • Forever homeless
  • A rose shoulders up
  • On a starless night
  • Palestinian painter
  • mu grandfather and home
  • Palestinian streets
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
126 pages
Isbn
9780872868601
Lccn
2021046542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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