A Journey of Hope
Reflections from Palestine tells the story of life under Israeli occupation. The book opens at the outset of 1967 "Six-Day" war" and describes the relentless series of "temporary measures" that became the binding, suffocating reality of occupation leading up to and following the Oslo Accords.
Khoury explains the wide-ranging social and political problems facing Palestinians under occupation through the sweet and sorrowful experiences of family and community life.
Khoury has been an active community volunteer worker throughout most of her life. She is a founding member of the Board of Trustees of Birzeit University and Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre. She earned recognition from local NGOs and a citation of merit award from the alumni association of Southwestern University.
She was married to the late Yousef Khoury who passed away in 2004, and lives in East Jerusalem close to her two children Dina and Suhail, and her seven grandchildren.
Shortlisted - MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2014
Shortlisted by The Middle East Monitor for the MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2014.
Size 145 x 215 mm
240 pages incl. photographs + documents
ISBN: 978 9963 715 11 4
'She makes her reader live with her the anxiety of a mother and grandmother, yet she never sounds bitter and never loses hope because she strongly believes in the justice of the cause of her people, the Palestinians.' - Rev. Naim Ateek
'Her personal integrity shines through these pages.' - Gregory Jenks, Academic Dean at St Francis Theological College
'Samia makes you feel motherhood, sisterhood, and accommodate you in her neighborhood. Her words as if reflecting the words of every Palestinian Woman.' - ARAB WOMAN MAG
'This book is a comprehensive diary of Palestinian life over the last 40 years.' - THIS WEEK IN PALESTINE
'a most necessary history lesson' - EILEEN FLEMING
‘...sweet and sorrowful experiences of family and community life under occupation.' - SABEEL
'Samia Khoury successfully provides the reader with an engaging and at times emotional description of the misery experienced by Palestinians by exploring the wide-ranging social and political problems facing them under occupation through the sweet and sorrowful experiences of family and community life.' - MEMO Palestine Book Awards