The Tears of Olive Trees

The Tears of Olive Trees : An Autobiographic Story Featuring Poems from Mahmoud Darwish

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The Tears of Olive Trees is a multi-generational non-fiction memoir of a Palestinian family's heroic struggle against poverty, violence and oppression. In the 1948 Nakba, the Zionists stole the AlShaikh family's home and lands and exiled them to a refugee camp in Gaza. Rather than to return evil for evil, this incredible, heroic family struggled in peace against all odds to give their children a better life. The Tears of Olive Trees dares to tell the truth about what really happened to the Palestinian people through the experiences of a man who lived through the events of the past fifty years first as a refugee and later as a physician and humanitarian who immigrated to the West.show more

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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17mm | 417g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514795817
  • 9781514795811

About Abdulkarim Al Makadma

Dr. AbdulKarim S. Al Makadma is an internationally respected pediatrician and academic. Born and raised in Al Shati refugee camp in Gaza, he lived under military occupation and survived two major wars before leaving Gaza for medical school in Egypt in 1976. Dr. Al Makadma has practiced medicine in different Middle Eastern countries, rising to prominence in the fields of pediatrics and adolescent medicine. He is the author of several books in the health field and has published articles in prestigious international medical journals. As a clinician, teacher and mentor and through his humanitarian efforts, he has made friends across the globe. Dr. Al Makadma immigrated to Canada in 2000, but his heart will always remain in Palestine.show more

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