Murida

Murida : Holding the Shadow of My Sister

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Murida faced many battles: In 1948, when she was just five years old, she fled the bombardment of Palestine with her parents and two sisters. Twenty-nine years later, in 1977, when Murida was a young mother and the Lebanese civil war was at its height, Murida and her family fled their Beirut refugee camp for the United Arab Emirates. In that new country, Murida struggled to make ends meet, raise her children, and deal with her husband. Then, in 2006, she faced her most difficult and personal battle: against the disease that couldn't be named.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 14mm | 254g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508778604
  • 9781508778608

About Diya Mutasim M D

DIYA MUTASIM, M.D. was born in the Burj al-Barajneh refugee camp for Palestinians. He contracted polio when he was one year old, and had to re-learn how to walk. But with help from crutches and his large family, he managed to get through medical training in Beirut and then at Johns Hopkins University. He went on to become chair of the University of Cincinnati's dermatology department in 1998, a position he held until 2012, and has written dozens of journal articles as well as a ground-breaking medical work, Practical Skin Pathology. He's also just published his first work of literary nonfiction, Murida, about his sister's struggle with breast cancer while living as a refugee in Dubai.show more

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