By Wasif Jawhariyyeh,Salim Tamari,Issam Nassar,Rachel Beckles Willson,Nada Elzeer

The memoirs of Wasif Jawhariyyeh are a extraordinary treasure trove of writings at the lifestyles, tradition, tune, and heritage of Jerusalem. Spanning over 4 a long time, from 1904 to 1948, they conceal a interval of large and turbulent swap in Jerusalem’s background, yet swap lived and recalled from the day-by-day vantage element of the road storyteller. Oud participant, song lover and ethnographer, poet, collector, partygoer, satirist, civil servant, neighborhood historian, committed son, husband, father, and individual of religion, Wasif considered the lifetime of his urban via a number of roles and lenses. the result's a colourful, unpredictable, sprawling choice of anecdotes, observations, and yearnings as different because the urban itself.

Reflecting the days of Ottoman rule, the British mandate, and the run-up to the founding of the kingdom of Israel, The Storyteller of Jerusalem bargains intimate glimpses of individuals and occasions, and of forces selling restrained, divisive ethnic and sectarian identities. but, via his passionate immersion within the lifetime of town, Wasif finds the communitarian ethos that runs so powerfully via Jerusalem’s earlier. And that gives maybe the simplest desire for its destiny.

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