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Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux

Rosine Nimeh-Mailloux was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. She became a teacher in Hebron, and following university education at the Arizona State University, she settled in Ramallah where she taught English at the Teacher Training Centre for refugee girls. Nimeh-Mailloux continued to teach after moving to New York State, and eventually relocated to Ontario where she continued to teach for another twenty-eight years.


The Madwoman of Bethlehem: A Novel

Toronto: Second Story Press, 2008.
PS8577 .I63 M34 2008

Publisher’s Synopsis

In the Bethlehem of the 1940s, a Palestinian woman protects herself from the consequences of a rash act of violence the only way she can–by feigning insanity.


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