Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland

Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland

by Pamela J. Olson
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Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland by Pamela J. Olson

A gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking-not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world, For much of her life-like many Westerners-most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she stumbled into Palestine on a post-college backpacking trip, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of daily life in the West Bank. Fast Times in Palestine is Olson's powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine, a story that illuminates crucial years of Israeli-Palestinian history. From the death of Yasser Arafat and the Gaza Disengagement to the Hamas election victory, she focuses not only on the violence, terror, and social and political upheavals, but also on the daily rounds of house parties, concerts, barbecues, weddings, jokes, harvests, and. romantic dramas that happen in between.

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ISBN-13: 9781580054829
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 739,552
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Pamela Olson lived in Ramallah for two years, during which she served as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and foreign press coordinator for Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s 2005 presidential campaign. She’s published stories and articles in CounterPunch, Electronic Intifada, Mondoweiss, Israel’s Occupation Magazine, and The Stanford Magazine, and she also wrote an essay about disputed holy sites for the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. She lives in New York City.

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Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
A-Bedor More than 1 year ago
The author does an amazing job of interspersing the accounts of many Palestinians with her own experiences. Her knowledge and attention to detail allows us to peer into the reality of life in the West Bank. In addition to her beautiful work; she allows the reader to gain a greater understanding of the core issues behind the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian. Pamela delves much deeper than just politics, history, and religion. She reveals how far a human being can go to claim justice.