Occupation Diaries

Occupation Diaries

by Raja Shehadeh
     
 

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It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How much time should I… See more details below

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It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How much time should I allow for the journey to visit my cousin, going through checkpoints? And big questions too: Is working with left-wing Israelis collaborating or not? What effect will the Arab Spring have on the future of Palestine? What can anyone do to bring about change? Are any of life�s pleasures untouched by politics?

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Review of Books - Joseph Dana
While the media pays far too little attention to everyday developments on the ground and the international community stands idly by, the Palestinian voice has become divided and confused, its body politic fractured without recourse to action... Occupation Diaries is a collection of sensitive meditations on the violent status quo between Israel and the Palestinians, as well as [Shehadeh's] own position in the changing Palestinian national struggle for liberation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016498690
Publisher:
OR Books
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
File size:
4 MB

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