This book will appeal to fans of The Kite Runner, but also to the millions of people interested in and affected by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Rights have been sold in nineteen countries, and is a number one bestseller in Norway and a number four bestseller in India This is the first commercial literary work to emerge from inside Palestine
Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, and moved to the United States as a teenager. In 2001, she founded Playgrounds for Palestine, Inc., to build playgrounds for children in occupied territories. A biologist, mother, and activist, Susan has contributed essays to the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publications. Mornings in Jenin, her first novel, was published in a hardcover edition by Journey Publications in 2006 under the title The Scar of David, but fell out of print. It will now be widely available for the first time, in a fully revised edition. Her Web site is www.scarofdavid.com.
'One of the most thought-provoking books I've read ... written with passion and honesty, and poetry' Daily Mail 'Abulhawa's writing shines ... Friendship, adolescence, love: ordinary events, offset against extraordinary circumstances, make the story live' Independent 'The writer's pain - and the beauty of her prose - are very real' Daily Telegraph 'Powerful and moving' Stylist