By Susan Slyomovics
There was once a village in Palestine referred to as Ein Houd, whose humans traced their ancestry again to 1 of Saladin's generals who was once granted the territory as a present for his prowess in conflict. through the tip of the 1948 Arab-Israeli battle, the entire population of Ein Houd have been dispersed or exiled or had long gone into hiding, even supposing their previous stone houses weren't destroyed.
In 1953 the Israeli executive validated an artists' cooperative neighborhood within the homes of the village, now renamed Ein Hod. meanwhile, the Arab population of Ein Houd moved kilometers up a neighboring mountain and illegally equipped a brand new village. they can now not manage to pay for to construct in stone, and the mountainous terrain avoided them from utilizing the format of conventional Palestinian villages. That appeared unimportant on the time, as the Palestinians thought of it to be in simple terms transitority, a spot to reside till they can move home.
The Palestinians haven't long gone domestic. the 2 villages—Jewish Ein Hod and the hot Arab Ein Houd—continue to exist in advanced and dynamic competition. The item of Memory explores the ways that the folks of Ein Houd and Ein Hod take into accout and reconstruct their previous in mild in their present—and their found in mild in their past.
Honorable point out, 1999 Perkins e-book Prize, Society for the examine of Narrative
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