Ida Audeh is an editor who lives in Virginia. Her review of Anan Ameri’s The Wandering Palestinian: A Memoir was published in Journal of Palestine Studies 50, no. 3 (2021).
The trauma of losing home and familiar ways of being in the world lingered with author Nina Bazouzi Cullers for decades after her family left Qatamon for the Old City. A book review.
Philip Farah hasn’t lived in Jerusalem since 1978, but it remains “a huge part of my psyche.”
Matthew Teller’s biography of Jerusalem’s Old City goes beyond the surface to offer history as well as the lived experience of its Palestinian residents today.
We review the book Feast of Ashes, by Sato Moughalian, which chronicles the origins of the Armenian ceramic tradition in Jerusalem, first introduced there by the author’s grandfather, a refugee from the Armenian genocide.
Silwan’s children are systematically attacked and terrorized to pressure families to leave the area, but the community is rallying to protect them.
A woman’s attempt to reconcile her English and Palestinian identities leads her to Jerusalem to search for the Qatamon home her family left in 1948.
A Palestinian woman returns to Jerusalem to rediscover and reclaim her mother’s city for her.
Jerusalem was once a vibrant regional hub with a dynamic civil society, but its natural evolution was abruptly halted by the cataclysm of 1948.