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You and I Can Change the World:
These fine and moving poems shine with deep and challenging truths about life, love, and intricate relations between women and men. Ada Aharoni succeeds to instill a vivid hope and a colorful vision of a Middle East and a world beyond war. With lyrical language and cadences, she illuminates precious gems of wisom and truth, without shrinking from any emotional, ethical or moral complexity. She is a marvellous poet!
M. Fawzi Deif
The poet and writer Ada Aharoni with this new poetry collection has shown us that she is one of the great poets of our century.
Ada Aharoni has done it again, with this superb new poetry collection - moving, deep, reverberating and challenging.
The poems cover the travel experiences Ada Aharoni had during her tumultuous voyages around the world. Part I is on "Women and Peace," Part II on "Peace With Our Neigbors," Part III Peace Poems by Israeli poets and poets from the Global Village. Part IV includes her Letters to Kadreya and to Mrs. Jehan Sadat, on the necessity of having peace in the Middle East. And the last part includes some of her poems put to music. This moving lyrical and philosophical collection illuminates several of our dilemmas with hope and fresh vision.
From the Inside Flap
"Ada Aharoni is not only a major Israeli writer but also a unique universal writer and poet. Her exciting, informative and moving books are a cause for delight, gratitude and celebration. She is exceptionally brave, and her historical novel: "From the Nile to the Jordan," as well as all of her books appearing on Amazon.com, dare tell stories where no others have ventured before. They shine with deep and challenging truths about life, women, and the vision of a world beyond war and famine. She shrinks from no emotional, ethical or moral complexity.... She is a marvelous writer!
Born in Cairo, Egypt, and spending some years in the US, Ada Aharoni now lives in Haifa, Israel. She won several prestigious prizes and awards, and she was elected one of the 100 World Heroines, in Rochester, New York, in celebration of the Women's Movement founded by Susan B. Anthony. All of Ada Aharoni's books are highly recommended, and I give five stars to each of them."
Audrey Frank, New Waves.
About the Author
Ada Aharoni is an Israeli poet, writer, and lecturer. She writes in English and Hebrew and has published twenty two books to date that have been translated into several languages. She believes that culture and literature can help in healing the urgent ailments of our global village, such as war and conflict, and the themes of peace and conflict resolution are major ones throughout her works.
She studied at London University, where she earned an M. Phil. Degree on Henry Fielding, and at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she was awarded a Ph.D. on: Saul Bellow, the Nobel Prize laureate. Her first novel, The Second Exodus, was published in 1983, and To Alexandria, Jerusalem and Freedom appeared in 1985. Her historical novel From The Nile to The Jordan, was published in 1994; and in 1996 she published The Peace Flower, a fantasy for young and old, which has been compared to St. Exupery's Little Prince. She is likewise one of the editors of the book: Saul Bellow: A Mosaic, that covers the First International Saul Bellow Conference, which she initiated and chaired at Haifa University.
Among her published books are eight collections of poems in Hebrew, English, French and Arabic, and two books of translations of Israeli poetry, including Shin Shalom's New Poems. She is the Editor of the Anthology: A Song to Life and to World Peace, as well as of Waves of Peace (1997), dedicated to the memory of Yitzhak Rabin. She is the founder and editor of the Literary Magazine Galim: Waves (1987-1997), and the electronic journals internet Horizon: Pave Peace, and Poetry Israel: Lirit, featuring Israeli poets in English translation. Her latest published book is: You and I Can Change the World (Jan. 2000).
Among her many prizes and awards are: The British Council Award, the Keren Amos President Award, the Haifa and Bremen Prize, The World Academy of Arts and Culture Award, the Korean Gold Crown of World Poets Award, the Shin Shalom Prize, the Yunus Emre Award, the Rachel Prize, and she was chosen as one the Hundred Global Heroines in Rochester, N.Y, in 1998. She was also awarded the Honorary Award of HSJE: The World Historical Society of the Jews from Egypt, for her "devoted and unmatched efforts to promote the history of the Jews from Egypt, through her visionary literature and poetry proclaiming peace in the world."
She is President of the XIII World Congress of Poets (Haifa, Israel, 1992), and the founder and President of IFLAC: the International Forum for the Culture and Literature of Peace, and convener of PTLC the "Pave Peace Through Literature and Culture" commission of IPRA: the International Peace Research Association. She is also the founder and General Director of "The Bridge: Jewish and Arab Women for Peace in the Middle East."
Ada Aharoni has taught literature and sociology at the University of Haifa, and sociology and Conflict Resolution, in the general studies department of the Technion in Haifa. She has been a guest lecturer and visiting professor at several American and European universities, and wrote the last version of Not In Vain: An Extraordinary Life, while on sabbatical at Penn State University, where she taught in Women's Studies, and in the STS Department: Science, Technology and Society.
Ada Aharoni lives on beautiful Mount Carmel in Haifa, where she writes in the quieter moments of a busy literary, academic, and family life.
Woman: Creating a World Beyond War:
A powerful eye-opener as to women's power to abolish war and terror. At a time when the world is still caught up in the clutches of war, terror and violence, humankind should now "listen to women for a change." If the women of the world succeed to unite, they can powerfully throw the demonic belief that "wars and terror can solve conflicts," into the anachronistic dustbin of history where its belongs. They will then be able to gain their right to live harmoniously with their families, and raise their children in peace in a better world beyond war.
New Waves, July 10, 2001
"Ada Aharoni is a major universal writer. Her new book on women creating a world beyond war, is a celebration! Nation, July 1, 2001
This new book by author Ada Aharoni, on Women: Creating A World Beyond War,is a superb delight! News View, July 5, 2001
Ada's powerful words shine with challenging truths about life, women, and the vision of a world beyond war. Book Description
“Women: Creating A World Beyond War and Violence”, depicts several important, moving and authentic aspects of women's struggle for peace, in articles, poems, stories, and letters. There is no greater challenge in the world today than that of living in peace, respect and harmony with one's neighbors, and women instinctively know that. At a time when the world is still caught up in the clutches of wars and violence, will humanity “listen to women for a change?” Can women of the world unite and throw the satanic belief that wars can solve conflicts, into the anachronistic dustbin of history where its belongs? War is not democratic, as most of the people of the world do not want wars. Will women, who are the majority of the citizens of the world - together with all the men who also yearn for a world beyond war - succeed in achieving their democratic right to live in peace?
Among the various subjects covered by this new book is a description of a quarter of a century of peace activity by: IFLAC The Bridge: Jewish and Arab/Palestinian Women for Peace in the Middle-East, including an important correspondence and cooperation with Mrs. Jehan El-Sadat, wife of the (late)President of Egypt, Anwar El-Sadat. The book also includes a section on: "The Four Mothers'" successful campaign to “Leave Lebanon In Peace”. It covers as well, several crucial aspects of women's struggle and demands for abolishing violence against them, and for equal rights, in addition to the basic human right to live in peace, which are all at the foundations of a truly democratic society. Will humanity enable women to be at the summit talks of their fate? Will the media, worldwide, give women's struggle for peace and equality, the backing, coverage, and credit they deserve? The “Code of Ethics of the Media”, clearly shows that it could indeed be so. The various writers presented in this book, clearly demonstrate that half the citizens of the world, the women, together with the men who have democracy at heart – have indeed the creativity and power to create "A World Beyond War," if they unite and take it into their hands to bravely do so. The British poet, Mathew Arnold rightly said: "If …women shall come together purely and simply for the benefit of humankind, it will be such a power as the world has never known."About the Author
Born in Cairo, Egypt, and spending some years in England and the US, Ada Aharoni now lives in Haifa, Israel. She has published 25 books, and won several prestigious prizes and awards. She was also elected one of the 100 World Heroines, in Rochester,New York, in 1998. Return to buying info page
A story that will delight all, from the age of ten to a hundred and ten. It is an imaginative tale of fantastic adventures in space, to find the Peace Flower in the Future and bring it to earth, as it does not yet exist in our Present. Lee and Roni two brave children face the terrible nuclear giant Nuki, who tries to stop them from bringing peace to the earth. Through their courage and love for each other, they finally triumph. This original and hopeful book has been adopted by schools and colleges all over the world. English, Hebrew, and Arabic editions are available.
|A Magical Peace Flower for All The Family, January 22, 2001|
Reviewer: A reader
Peace Flower is a beautiful and inspiring story for the entire family, which can be read from the age of ten to a hundred and ten. It will delight young and old both for its exciting story, and its deep levels of metaphorical truths relevant to our times.
The book presents an imaginative tale of fantastic adventures in space, to find the magical "Peace Flower" and bring it back to earth as it does not yet exist in our present. Lee and Ronni, two brave children, face the terrible nuclear giant Nuki, who tries to stop them from bringing the magical peace flower to our earth. If they do, they will have the opportunity to put Nuki, back into his box, and end war forever. They travel the universe, past, present and future in a fantastic ultra Hi Tech comic vehicle called Muzi, guided by Petra, the smart and resourceful sister of Peter Pan.
When Lee and Roni, at the suggestion of wise scientist Bayles, go on their dangerous and urgent mission to find the Peace Flower, which can only be found in Esperia, the Land of the Future, they symbolize our hope that the next generation will be able to create a better and safer environment on earth, and a world beyond war.
Lee and Roni have to bring the Peace Flower to the Present on earth, to save the world from the danger of a global nuclear war, symbolized by the dreadful clutches of Nuki - the Giant Nuclear Dragon, who vows to totally destroy the world. During their extraordinary adventures in space, they meet fantastic creatures, and some major characters from literature and art, who help them to finally triumph and realize their goal of bringing the longed for trophy of peace on earth.
This book is a story of hope from one of the world's best known peacemakers, Ada Aharoni. It is an exciting and revealing tale that illuminates some of the major issues in our own lives such as war and peace. It teaches the values and lessons of caring, understanding, and making a difference in the world. It is one of the most important books for young adults as well as for all ages written in our times. It is a book for the here and now, as well as for posterity.
This book has been adopted by schools and colleges all over the world, in classes and programs, as well as in various educational forums of peace studies. It is also a spoken book, available on tape by Ladybug Publications, Ca.
Various institutions and journals have lauded this book, among them the Ministry of Education: "Peace Flower" is a still more wonderful and revolutionary contribution to children's literature than Harry Popper. It teaches caring, love and involvement. It should be taught all over our global village, and read by all.
New Waves comments: This book is a magical and an innovative masterpiece for young and old. The delightful and fantastic ultra- hi- tech space car Muzi, talks and winks, and it whizzes us together with the heroine Lee and her friend Roni - symbolic of the new generation - into a world beyond war. It is a must for all the family, and highly recommended. It is full of humor and will be loved by all.
Georgia Jones, of Ladybug Publications, writes: "Peace Flower is a story of childhood innocence and world peace. Dr. Ada Aharoni beautifully demonstrates that peace on earth can be fostered through literature for young and old, and through the arts. Books such as this and others, by talented Dr. Ada Aharoni, begin this crucial journey."
Ada Aharoni is an internationally reknowned bi-lingual author who writes in English and Hebrew, and whose works have won her worldwide acclaim. She studied English Literature at the University of London, and English and Sociology at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, where she was awarded a Ph.D on Nobel Laureate "Saul Bellow". She has published 24 books to date, and is the recipient of many prizes and awards, including the British Council Award, the World Peace Poetry Award, and the President Award. She was also elected as one of the 100 World Heroines in Rochester, New York, in 1998. She has been invited as a Guest Lecturer at several Universities in the US and Europe, as well as in Australia, Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
Ada Aharoni's writings and work for peace and equality for children and for adults, have won her international recognition. She lives in Haifa, Israel, and she spends part of her busy summers in Manhattan, New York, as well as in London and Paris.
Not in Vain: An Extraordinary Life:
Relates the remarkable story of a wonderful heroine, Sister Thea Wolf, a German Jewish Nurse who came to work in the Jewish hospital in Alexandria, Egypt before the outbreak of World War 2. This not only saved her life but also thrust her in a leading role of helping refugees who came to or through Egypt in their attempt to escape the horrors of the Holocaust.
From the Nile to the Jordan:
A compelling and colorful historical novel, which captures in detail the spirit, excitement and intrigue of mid-20th century Egypt and Israel. At the core of this stormy saga is Inbar Etty, the beautiful and talented daughter of respected judge Mosseri, member of Cairo's Jewish community. When the storm of tragic events in the Middle East in 1948 threatens to destroy her future and that of her lover, the Holocaust survivor Raoul Lipsky, she sets out in a passionate quest for new roots, love, fulfilment, creativity, and a new home.
A Moving Story Of Life In Egypt, June 7, 2002
This is a marvelous, moving document of Jewish life in Cairo, before the creation of the Jewish State of Israel. A young girl, father and grandmother live a wonderful life in Egypt, where the father is a prominent attorney. At that time, the Jews had a rich cultural life in Egypt, with theatre, concerts, the best of all European culture. However, once the State of Israel was founded, and Palistinians emigrated to Egypt, life for the Egyptian Jews was made a living hell. Jews had to sell their property for next to nothing and flee to whatever country would take them. The young people went to Israel, but some of the older generation went to Europe. Ada's father had his money transferred to a Swiss bank, and when he went to the Swiss bank to get h is money, he was told that the Egyptian government had confiscated all his money, INBAR's father left the bank a broken man and died shortly afterwards. He was buried in a pauper's grave in Paris. INBAR's grandmother, a wonderful and colorful character, refused to leave Cairo and all her beautiful possessions, and threw herself down a flight of steps in her home and killed herself. The novel is a brilliant story of the sadness of emigration, of leaving one's home and moving to another country. In Israel, she met her beloved, Raoul, and together they built a beautiful life in their new homeland.