The Greatest Palestinian, Argentinian "Nonfiction" Books of All Time

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  1. 1. Orientalism by Edward W. Said

    This book is a critical examination of Western attitudes towards the East, particularly the Middle East, and how these attitudes have shaped and continue to shape Western policies and perceptions. The author argues that the West has a long history of viewing the East as the "other," exotic and inferior, and that this view has been institutionalized through academic disciplines, literature, and media. This "Orientalism," as the author calls it, has served to justify colonialism and imperialism, and continues to influence Western attitudes and policies towards the East today.

    The 689th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Facundo by Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

    "Facundo" is a socio-political critique and historical account of Argentina during the first half of the 19th century. The book examines the life of the gaucho, Facundo Quiroga, who becomes a powerful and ruthless warlord, illustrating the destructive effects of caudillismo (military dictatorship) on society. The author uses Quiroga's life to delve into broader themes such as the struggle between civilization and barbarism, the need for education, and the dangers of unchecked political power.

    The 714th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Other Inquisitions by Jorge Luis Borges

    "Other Inquisitions" is a collection of essays that explore a wide range of topics including literature, philosophy, and metaphysics. The author uses his profound knowledge of world literature and history to delve into complex subjects such as time, identity, and infinity. He also provides insightful commentary on various authors and their works, reflecting on their influence and significance. The book is marked by the author's characteristic style of blending fiction, reality, and scholarly analysis, making it a thought-provoking read.

    The 2660th Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. 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.

    The 4762nd Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. Prisoner Without A Name, Cell Without A Number by Jacobo Timerman

    The book is a harrowing memoir of a journalist who was detained and tortured by the Argentine military government during the late 1970s. It vividly recounts his experiences of imprisonment, the brutal interrogation techniques he endured, and his observations on the political and social turmoil of Argentina under a repressive regime. The narrative not only exposes the personal anguish and struggle of the author but also serves as a critical examination of the impact of totalitarianism on society and the perilous state of human rights under such governance.

    The 5351st Greatest Book of All Time
  6. 6. Episodes Of The Cuban Revolutionary War by Che Guevara

    The book is a detailed account of the Cuban Revolutionary War, written by one of its key leaders. It provides an insightful narrative of the guerrilla warfare tactics and major battles that took place from 1956 to 1958, leading to the overthrow of the Batista regime. Through a series of essays and firsthand accounts, the author, a prominent revolutionary figure, shares his experiences, strategic thoughts, and the ideological convictions that drove the rebels' quest for Cuba's liberation. The work not only chronicles military engagements but also reflects on the social and political implications of the revolution.

    The 5542nd Greatest Book of All Time

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