Memories: An Oasis in Time (Paperback)
The story of Kamel Abu Jaber (1932-2020) is in some ways the story of the modern day Kingdom of Jordan. In this short and sweet collection of memories, Kamel recounts his tribal past, being a Christian Bedouin family, his childhood, seeking better opportunities in the United States, returning to his homeland to become head of many educational establishments and later a major political figure. Full of humour wit and wise andecdotes, Kamel takes you on his life’ s unexpected journey with all its twists and turns. These stories were barely finished before his passing in 2020, and were published posthumously with a collection of photographs compiled by his wife Loretta Pacifico Abu Jaber.
Professor Kamel S. Abu Jaber is an internationally recognised statesman, diplomat and scholar. He was the Foreign Minister to Jordan in 1991 during the Madrid Peace Conference negotiating a peace treaty between Israel, Palestine and Jordan. He has written many articles and books about the Middle East. Among his most notable books: The Arab Ba’ ath Socialist Party (1966) and The Palestinians: People of the Olive Tree (1980) and The Jordanians (1991) currently being republished by Hesperus Press.