Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

by Sayed Kashua


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802126290
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 895,698
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sayed Kashua is the author of the novels Dancing Arabs; Let It Be Morning , which was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and Second Person Singular , winner of the prestigious Bernstein Prize. He is a columnist for Haaretz and the creator of the popular, prizewinning sitcom, Arab Labor.

Table of Contents

Introduction xi

Part I Warning Signs (2006-2007)

Warning Signs 3

High Tech 7

Head Start 11

I, the Jury 15

Happy Birthday 18

Holiday in Tel Aviv 22

I Stand Accused 26

Unseamly 30

Happy Holiday 35

Instead of a Story 39

Stage Fright 43

Do You Love Me? 47

Nouveau Riche 52

My Investment Advice 55

A Room of My Own 59

The Next Big Tiling 62

Yes, I Don't Want To 65

The Bicycle 69

Vox Populi 73

Part II Foreign Passports (2008-2010)

Foreign Passports 79

Sayed's Theater 83

Rabbit Monster 87

Home Again 91

New Deal 95

Taking Notice 99

Land of Unlimited Possibilities 103

Good Morning, Israel 107

Superman and Me 115

Bar-Side Banter 120

Cry Me a River 124

Kashua's Complaint 129

Part III Antihero (2010-2012)

Antihero 135

Castles in the Air 139

The Writers Festival 143

Meet the Author 147

Night Conversation 151

The Bypass 155

Good-Bye, Dad 159

That Burning Feeling 162

A Friend in Need 166

Pilgrims' Progress 170

Dishing it Out 174

A Lesson in Arabic 178

Holy Work 182

Car Noir 186

The Bigger Picture 190

And Then the Police Arrived 195

What's in a Name? 199

Loving One's Son Just as Nature Made Him-Uncircumcised 203

Still Small Voices in the Night 207

Homework 211

Dutch Treat. Or Not. 215

Part IV The Stories That I Don't Dare Tell (2012-2014)

The Stories That I Don't Dare Tell 221

Pride and Prejudice 225

Splash Back 229

The Heavens Will Weep 233

Without Parents 237

Love Therapist 241

Bibi Does 245

Old Man 249

Quest for Another Homeland 253

The Court! 257

Electricity in the Air 261

Is There a Future? 265

An Open Letter from the Piece of Shrapnel in the Rear End of an IDF Soldier 269

A Revolutionary Peace Plan 272

America 275

Good-Bye Cigarettes, Hello Yoga 279

Farewell 283

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