Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine

Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Life in Contemporary Palestine

by Marcello Di Cintio

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Overview

"With humility, respect, and great sensitivity, he seeks out writers, people skilled at telling stories, and asks them to narrate their own situations. The result is a document that captures not only the manifold sorrows and injustices of Palestinian life but something of its beauty, its joys, and its yearning." —Ben Ehrenreich, author of The Way to the Spring

Taking the long route through the West Bank, into Jerusalem, across Israel, and finally into Gaza, Marcello Di Cintio meets with Palestinian poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers to learn about Palestine through their eyes. Pay No Heed to the Rockets offers a look at life in contemporary Palestine through the lens of its literary culture, one that begins with art rather than with war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640092556
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,183,700
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

MARCELLO DI CINTIO is the author of four books, including the critically acclaimed Walls: Travels Along the Barricades , winner of the 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize. Di Cintio's essays have been published in The Walrus , Canadian Geographic , The New York Times , Condé Nast Traveller , and Afar. He lives in Calgary.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Girl in the Green Dress 3

1 The Homeland Is Where None of This Can Happen 9

2 Whenever My Sore Heart Gets Hungry 32

3 To Breathe Life into a Name 78

4 I Do Not Have an Account in the Bank of Wars 110

5 If You Can Hear the Rockets, Then You Are Alive 149

6 She Is Oranges That Explode 190

Conclusion Her Name Is Maram 226

Reading List 233

Acknowledgments 239

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