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Between Despair and Hope: Windows on My Middle East Journey, 1967-92

Between Despair and Hope: Windows on My Middle East Journey, 1967-92 (Paperback)

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A moving and graphic first-hand account of life and work in Jordan, Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq from 1967-92. The author was involved in mother-and-child care, education, home management and health-care in a determined attempt to educate and improve the lives of the refugees. Skinner explains the impact of economic sanctions; she raises questions of humanity over politics and allows the dignity of people in distress to come to the surface. She follows the drama of the long drawn-out peace process through the dry, intense heat and dust of summer, followed by the floods, mud and snow of winter. There is a lighter side too: the reader is given some of the history of Palestinian embroidery; the culinary delights of Arab hospitality; and the fascinating world of traditional bazaars.

BiographyBiography: generalBiography: historical, political & militaryBiographyBiography: generalBiography: literaryHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsHuman rightsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical control & freedomsPolitical oppression & persecution Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd. Publication Date: 15/09/1998 ISBN-13: 9781860641534  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Margarita Skinner lived in the Middle East with her husband, Roy Skinner, UNRWA Director West Bank, for twenty-five years.

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