Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation Author Michael Chabon
ISBN-10 0062431781
ISBN-13 9780062431783
Year 2017-05-30
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher Harper Perennial
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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 Silencean organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice thereand a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories Kingdom of Olives and Ashincludes contributions from several of todays 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 readerswill gainunique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news as well asdeeper understanding of the conflict asexperienced bythe people who live in the occupied territories Together these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation

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