A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence—an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there—and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.
Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today’s most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.
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About the Author
Michael Chabon is the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Moonglow and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, among many others. He lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, the novelist Ayelet Waldman, and their children.
Ayelet Waldman is the author of, among other books, the memoir A Really Good Day and the novel Love & Treasure. She is the editor of the anthology Inside This Place Not of It: Narratives from Women's Prisons.
Date of Birth:May 24, 1963
Place of Birth:Washington, D.C.
Education:B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., University of California at Irvine
Table of Contents
Introduction Ayelet Waldman Michael Chabon vii
The Dovekeeper Geraldine Brooks 1
One's Own People Jacqueline Woodson 13
Bloated Time and the Death of Meaning Ala Hlehel 19
Giant in a Cage Michael Chabon 29
The Land in Winter Madeleine Thien 55
Mr. Nice Guy Rachel Kushner 73
Sami Raja Shehadeh 87
Occupied Words Lars Saabye Christensen 101
Prison Visit Dave Eggers 117
Sumud Emily Raboteau 159
Journey to the West Bank Mario Vargas Llosa 179
Playing for Palestine Assaf Gavron 191
Love in the Time of Qalandiya Taiye Selasi 209
Imagining Jericho Colm Tóibín 225
The End of Reasons Eimear McBride 247
High Places Hari Kunzru 257
Storyland Lorraine Adams 273
The Separation Wall Helon Habila 293
A Hundred Children Eva Menasse 309
Visible, Invisible: Two Worlds Anita Desai 321
Hip-Hop Is Not Dead Porochista Khakpour 327
Occupation's Untold Story Fida Jiryis 337
An Unsuitable Place for Clowns Arnon Grunberg 353
Justice, Justice You Shall Pursue Ayelet Waldman 371
Two Stories, So Many Stories Colum Mccann 389
H2 Maylis de Kerangal 405