Elias Khoury: Novelist
Dr Joseph Helou: Adjunct Faculty, Lebanese American University
Laila Atshan: Mental Health Expert
The Institute for Palestine Studies, in partnership with Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture, invites you to the launch of "In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood" by Raja-e Busaileh. The book recounts the coming of age of a blind Palestinian boy of modest milieu during the turbulent years leading up to the fall of Palestine in 1948. Above all, it is the boy’s life—his struggles to make his way in the sighted world, his upbringing, schooling, friendships, and adventures. It is a compelling human story with a mine of information on popular culture and customs, the educational system, and Palestinian life. The launch will feature the screening of a film in which Raja-e Busailah presents his book.