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Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life
by Sayed Kashua
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802124550, Hardcover)
Sayed Kashua has been praised by the New York Times as a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society.” An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started writing with the hope of creating one story that both Palestinians and Israelis could relate to, rather than two that cannot coexist together. He devoted his novels and his satirical weekly column published in Haaretz to telling the Palestinian story and exploring the contradictions of modern Israel, while also capturing the nuances of everyday family life in all its tenderness and chaos.
With an intimate tone fueled by deep-seated apprehension and razor-sharp ironic wit, Kashua has been documenting his own life as well as that of society at large: he writes about his children’s upbringing and encounters with racism, about fatherhood and married life, the Jewish-Arab conflict, his professional ambitions, travels around the world as an author, andmore than anythinghis love of books and literature. He brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and fearless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies. Written between 2006 and 2014, Native reads like an unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal journal.
(retrieved from Amazon Sun, 18 Oct 2015 23:37:59 -0400)
A collection of interrelated essays by the Arab-Israeli satirical columnist captures the nuances of everyday family life in modern Jerusalem, detailing his experiences with racism, marriage, parenthood, Jewish-Arab conflicts, professional ambition and world traveling. --Publisher's description.
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