The author was born in a village in Palestine in 1950, where he spent his childhood and part of his boyhood. This stage of his life was a mixture of joy, mischief and misery. After his mother’s death, he entered a boarding military school in Jordan. In 1967, after the Israelis had swept his country, he became homeless. After secondary school, he was given a scholarship to study in Algeria. While living in Algeria, he befriended some French individuals, who invited him to France where he found refuge and deep friendship in the French peasants’ community. At present, he lives in the United Arab Emirates.