My Life Is a Weapon/Growing Up Palestinian

Both of these books are about violence committed by Palestinians in particular and by Muslims in general. This is hardly a new topic to consumers of mainstream American media, which seem to notice these people only when they’re misbehaving. Both books, however, were originally published in 2002 for European audiences, Christoph Reuter’s as Mein Leben ist eine Waffe and Laetitia Bucaille’s as Générations Intifada. New to most American readers will be the humanizing personal stories of people living under repression and injustice. In short, these books show the violence that begets violence.


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