Author Reem Hisham Hijjawi Unveils a Unique and Compelling Poetic Anthology about Life and Love

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‘The Jumping of the Braids’ is a powerful and highly emotive book that showcases some of life’s many beautiful blessings and unexpected surprises

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Light pleasance can be felt when reading some poems, while other poems can be haunting and disturbing. The Jumping of the Braids by Reem Hisham Hijjawi is a mixture of both of these feelings as it talks about universal issues, emotions and feelings that touch human’s inner most core. This book unleashes thirty-six poems about man’s weakness in adhering to God's commands. It talks about love for God, nature, men and women, people, love to improve life and so forth.

When a person is directed toward a lover, one can feel and conclude that God is the one meant to be. Poems like The Dead Sea and The Blob can crack one up from laughing, and poems like Its Cleaning Time and Passion in the Cave can make one wonder why the tyrants do not learn a lesson from history and improve people's lives. Your Honor is a poem that uses symbolism to talk about the history of the Palestinian people who were farmers bombarded by Zionism.

This book combines the East and the West. It is written in English language, but the eastern mentality and way of thinking gave it a special aroma. It is not always that people see life from the same perspective, how about when it is written by a woman who is originally an Arab but have absorbed and lived the western way and adopted it. Some poems on this anthology have a Sufi attribute which makes it more special and unique.

Skillfully written, highly imaginative and extremely interesting, The Jumping of the Braids will definitely excite, inform and entertain readers as it teases their imagination, challenges their intellect, and appeals to their emotions.

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About the Author

Reem Hijjawi was born in Nablus of the West Bank in Palestine in 1961 and grew up in Kuwait. She gained her degree in Industrial Engineering in the USA before working for the family business. She published her first stories in Arabic magazines and newspapers Al Qabas of Kuwait, Al Rai of Jordan, and Sayidaty of Saudi Arabia. When the Gulf War broke out in 1990, she moved with her ex-husband to Jordan, where she published her first collection of short stories entitled That Man. In 1996, she founded the Reem Hijjawi Health Center for Children. She lived six years in Cyprus. She moved to Long Beach California in 2010 where she took a course in poetry with the prominent poet Gerald Locklin. His influence on her was huge and fundamental to the point that she quit writing short stories as she was taken by poetry.

The Jumping of the Braids* by Reem Hisham Hijjawi
Publication Date: April 4, 2013
Trade Paperback; $12.99; 60 pages; 978-1-4836-0380-3
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