Rest in My Shade: A Poem About RootsSKU: Book_rest_shade
Rest in My Shade: A Poem About Roots
Rest in My Shade
By Nora Lester Murad and Danna Masad
A moving poem that echoes the love Palestinians have for their olive trees and their deep connection to their land. Features seventeen major Palestinian artists.
Rest in My Shade is a poetic story about displacement, identity, loss and belonging recited by an uprooted ancient olive tree. Rest in My Shade features art created in various media by eighteen prominent Palestinian artists living around the world. Millions of people are being uprooted, separated from their families, and risk losing their culture as a result of war, poverty, repression, and climate injustice.
Rest in My Shade is a tool for building understanding, compassion and dialogue. Co-authors Nora Lester Murad and Danna Masad believe that together we can build a world in which we can all live without fear, move freely, value and share the cultures and traditions that make us who we are, and feel dignity and acceptance everywhere.
Rest in My Shade is a perfect gift, coffee table book, or tool for discussions by adults and children about today's global refugee and migration crises. Lovers of poetry, art, and Palestinian history will be especially touched, but all readers will come away with new awareness of the universality of the experience of displacement.
About the Authors
Nora Lester Murad, originally from California, raised her three Palestinian-American daughters in Jerusalem. She now lives in New York. She was inspired to write this story by her father-in-law whose love for his olive trees echoes the deep connection between Palestinians and their land throughout the generations and across the continents.
Hardcover: 48 pages
Publisher: Olive Branch Press