WHERE CAN I FIND SOMEONE LIKE YOU, ALI?

RAEDA TAHA

13 June 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Ali Taha is a father, a husband and a brother. He departed, and his womenfolk were left to endure sacrifice for Palestine: the fundamental goal. Although the system did not abandon them, the reality of the matter is that they were left behind: orphaned and widowed to face life and its difficulties at an early age. Suheila, Ali's sister, went looking for Henry Kissinger with a single request: to retrieve the body of her brother after two long years in the morgue. She brought her brother's body home to be buried according to the family's traditions and rituals. To date, Suheila doesn't eat frozen food, nor does she own a freezer. This book is about these heroic women: the Martyr's wife, the Martyr's daughter and the Martyr's Sister.

Raeda Taha holds a BA in Speech Communication and Journalism from George Mason University. Between 1987 and 1994, she was the Press Secretary of Chairman Yasser Arafat. She is currently the Chairperson of the Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah, Palestine and a member of Administrative Committee of the Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation in Beirut. Raeda has published several short stories and authored a book, Ali, which chronicles the life of her father, the Palestinian freedom fighter. Following the success of her play Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali? which toured all over the world and was watched by more than 15,000 people, Raeda Taha launches its text in a book of the same title at Dar El-Nimer.

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