Memoirs of Najati Sidqi (1905-1979)
The memoirs describe Sidqi's recruitment by the Communist Party in Palestine, his years as a student at Moscow University, his underground activities against the British (Mandatory) authorities, and his escape from the country. Sidqi's many party assignments included the task of dissuading Franco's Muslim Moroccan troops from fighting for the future fascist dictator. Returning to the East, Sidqi was deeply involved in the politics of the Communist Party of Syria, giving us fascinating glimpses into the personalities and the infighting involved. This is a most unusual and intriguing autobiographical Palestinian account.