AuthorsDen.com   Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

SIGNED BOOKS    AUTHORS    eBOOKS new!     BOOKS    STORIES    ARTICLES    POETRY    BLOGS    NEWS    EVENTS    VIDEOS    GOLD    SUCCESS    TESTIMONIALS

Featured Authors:  Lois Santalo, iLinda Alexander, iKim Glassman, iSonny Hudson, iLloyd Lofthouse, iG. Rynk, iHarry and Elizabeth Lawrence, i

  Home > Travel > Books Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Brenda Gunning

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· 7 Titles
· 2 Reviews
· Add to My Library
· Share with Friends!
·
Member Since: Jan, 2009

Brenda Gunning, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.




Featured Book
The Landlord's Bookkeeper
by Nancy Neville

Step by step instructions on how to setup your company, properties and tenants in QuickBooks..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
10 Timeless Heroes Boxed Set (Ten Book Time-Travel Romance B
by Sky Purington

Magic & destiny unite lovers across time and space in this epic collection of award-winning, chart topping tales. From sweet to sizzling romances, 10 Timeless Heroes has ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members



Crossing Borders
by Brenda Gunning   

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

Category: 

Travel

Publisher:  Write Place Publishing Type: 
Pages: 

143

Copyright:  July 2008 ISBN-13:  9780955901300
Non-Fiction

“Brenda Abou El Ola’s book is a perceptive account of one woman’s experience of crossing borders – Britain’s and Lebanon’s. Two ‘ordinary’ people – both divorced, both with children – come face-to-face with red tape, misconceptions and each other as they struggle with language, customs and their own personalities. The author shows particular insight into her own character. “


Waterstones
Write-Place

“I was a middle aged British teacher with grown up children. He was a Palestinian living in a notorious refugee camp in Lebanon, a member of Fatah the major Palestinian political party, with teenaged boys. I went to Lebanon and lived with my new family in Ein El Helwa camp, in Saida, (despite advice against this) Crossing Borders records the journey that we undertook to become a family and the problems that we seemed to hit at every turn. It tells of the gradual understanding through my experiences of the little that most of us know (or care) about other cultures and societies and how pre-conceived ideas, from the media or other, have a major impact on our impressions and comprehensions of the world, the people in it and the way we live. It is also an understanding of the barriers we humans put between ourselves, culturally, socially and emotionally, and the extent of the borders we are willing to cross.”

 
 
 


Excerpt

Chapter 3 - First Days
A sound like a 1940’s air raid siren being slowly cranked up gradually penetrates my sleep disoriented ears. As I struggle into wakefulness it seems as if the siren has now been joined in disharmonic reverie with some ancient bagpipes. Then, after a struggle the sounds become almost recognizable as a voice, strangely stretched and wailing, distorted almost beyond human capability. It grows clearer and as it does so another voice joins with it from close by, then another from further away, echoing and reverberating across the roof tops and tree tops, and back around the town where I am sleeping.
‘God is great….there is no God but God..’
If I knew Arabic I would know that this is what we are being told in the first of the five exhortations to prayer of the day. This is the fajjer, the prayer of the sunrise, and though it is dark still, it must be approaching dawn. I reach for my watch in the darkness and see that it is 4.30am. It is easy for an infidel such as I to close eyes and ears against the calls and fall back asleep.




Want to review or comment on this book?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!





Featured Book
Don't Ask and I Won't Have to Lie
by Beverly Mahone

We know LYING is wrong BUT—lying happens sometimes when it comes to what we will or will not reveal to other people—-or our own denial about who we really are…… ..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members


Featured Book
Operation Oboe
by Miller Caldwell

A delightfully rare Historical Novel. 85% a biography of a spy, musician, mother and her neice trapped behind German lines in World War I. This background led to a diplom..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members




Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.