Book Review: Rula Jebreal’s Miral

Miral, a novel written by Rula Jebreal and made into a film by American filmmaker Julian Schnabel, is the story of a young girl's coming of age--physically, emotionally and politically--in a Jerusalem of the 1980s, which finds itself smothered with student demonstrations, violent resistance, and unrelenting occupation alongside everyday uncharted life.After the tragic death of their mother, Miral and her younger sister, Rania, are put in Hind Husseini's school for young girls. The girls visit … [Read more...]