The Moghrabis have lived in Palestine for centuries. Near the end of the First World War, Ottoman soldier Kamal Moghrabi is imprisoned by his Turkish masters. Reunited with his family after being freed by British soldiers, he marries his childhood friend Haniya.
But their happiness is short-lived as their homeland is ravaged by violence between the local Arab population and Jewish immigrants fleeing Europe. Any hope of an independent Palestine is shattered and the Moghrabis are forced to flee their home with its cherished olive groves.
Based on a true story, this family saga is a universal depiction of Palestinian life and culture with a warm and engaging love story at its heart.
About the Author
Deborah Rohan met Hamzi Moghrabi in 1993. Over the course of several years and many interviews with Hamzi and his family, she wrote the story of one family’s experience of the turbulent events that have shaped today’s Middle East. She lives in Colorado, USA.
More information about The Olive Grove can be found on her website www.theolivegrovebook.com.
'Beautifully written … insights behind the Palestinian conflict are gained in reading this heart-wrenching yet endearing tale of one family's journey' Polly Bacca, former special assistant to President Bill Clinton