Saturday, January 5, 2013

TCWT Blog Chain: A Book That Changed My Life


Hello readers,

This month's prompt is to write about a book. What is one particular book that changed your life? Why did you originally choose to read it? What impact has it had on you?

The book that changed my life, not many people know about, it is 'Mornings in Jenin' by Susan Abulhawa. The book talks about life in the village to living in a refugee camp. It goes through 4 generations. Most of the book follows one girl and her life of learning and moving out of camp to continue her learning.

I love this book and it changed my life. I got this when I was slowly started to think of the Palestinian cause. I remember the day I was on the computer looking at the Barnes & Noble website and looking for books on Palestine or something similar.

My parents surprised me with the book, apparently, I left the page open or they looked at the Internet history. I know they know I really love reading. Either the secretly knew my love for Palestine or just wanted me to start learning of my other home.

After that, I've been writing poems and lots of them about Palestine; I even dedicated a second blog of mine and some of my twitter to the Palestinian cause. Also, I'm getting involved in the campaigns on twitter and BDS.

I can't for the day I go to Palestine!

Participants:

January 5th - Muslim Spirit by Fida
January 6th - The Teenage Writer
January 7th - Miss Alexandrina
January 8th - Between The Lines
January 9th - Avon’s Babbles
January 10th - Life.
January 11th - Inside The Junk Drawer
January 12th - Notebook Sisters
January 13th - Musings From Neville’s Navel
January 14th - The Loony Teen Writer
January 15th - A Mirror Made Of Words
January 16th - Epistolary Girl
January 17th - Inklined Writers
January 18th - Zara Hoffman’s Blog
January 19th - SydneyJoTo
January 20th – Reality Is Imaginary
January 21st - The Little Engine That Couldn’t
January 22nd - Writers Response
January 23rd - John Hansen Writes
January 24th – Miriam Joy Writes

-Fida Islaih
{all writing is copyrighted}

3 comments:

Miriam Joy said...

Thanks for posting and starting off the chain! It's great to have something that I, certainly haven't heard of, rather than a rehash of books all of us enjoyed when growing up. And it's nice being surprised with books - it happens rarely to me, but just sometimes it does. It's always good. :)

Fida I said...

It's my pleasure! I'm glad you like it (-:

Cait said...

Sounds like a great book! (I'm going to go look it up!) It's always awesome to read a book that gets you excited for something you're already passionate about.

stopping by from the TWCT blog chain