A Mountainous Journey by Fadwa Tuqan

"A Mountainous Journey" is an evocative memoir that chronicles the life of a prominent female Arab poet, detailing her personal and intellectual evolution against the backdrop of the tumultuous political landscape of the Middle East. The narrative weaves through her experiences of growing up in a conservative society in Nablus, Palestine, her pursuit of education and literary expression, and her encounters with the significant historical events of her time. The author's journey is marked by struggles with societal expectations, the loss of loved ones, and the constant presence of conflict, yet it is also a testament to resilience, the power of words, and the quest for personal and national identity.

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Total Points: 108

Since this book was first published in 1985, there is a penalty of 17.6%. The age adjusted score is 88.99.

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