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Episode 2

Raja Shehadeh, the award-winning Palestinian writer and lawyer, visits Jaffa, the city from which his father was exiled. Read by Peter Polycarpou.

Raja Shehadeh, the award winning Palestinian writer, lawyer, and founder of the human rights organisation, Al Haq, visits Jaffa, the city from which his father was exiled during the Nakba in 1948 when 750,000 were forced from their homes with the end of the British Mandate and the creation of Israel. It's now 1978 and he is staying with Jewish friends who moved into one of the old Arab houses in Jaffa. He is curious about their choice of home. Read by Peter Polycarpou.

The music is Reem Kelani's Sprinting Gazelle.

Abridged by Penny Leicester
Produced by Elizabeth Allard.

14 minutes

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