Where the Line is Drawn: Crossing Boundaries in Occupied Palestine (Paperback)Raja Shehadeh (author)
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Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 10 mm
A courageous and timely meditation on the fragility of friendship in dark times, illuminating how affiliation and love[...]can have a profound political power. -- Madeleine Thien
Written with fierce clarity and unusual compassion, this book touches the human heart of a political tragedy. -- Gillian Slovo
The question of how and if friendships can survive across political divides is a resonant one - and I can think of no one better than Raja Shehadeh to treat it with the wisdom, toughness and humanity that it deserves. -- Kamila Shamsie
In the dark agony of the Palestine-Israel conflict, Raja Shehadeh offers a rare gift: a lucid, honest, unsparing voice. His humanity and wisdom are invaluable. -- Claire Messud
The wisdom and elegance of Raja Shehadeh's thinking and writing are more necessary than ever. This book...appeals to - and speaks of - an insistence on dignity, regardless of borders and of endless war. Raja Shehadeh is a buoy in a sea of bleakness. -- Rachel Kushner
Brilliantly evokes the Palestinian tragedy by way of a complex friendship. This is a fiercely intelligent and honest account. -- Ian McEwan
Shehadeh describes with courage and grace the internal struggle to remain fair. * The New Yorker *
This is one of the most intensely human and humane books one is likely to read in a very long while, replete with an elevating dignity and suffused with deep melancholy. -- Trevor Royle * Edinburgh Sunday Herald *
Praise for Palestinian Walks: 'Few Palestinians have opened their minds and their hearts with such frankness * The New York Times *
Shehadeh writes beautifully, his language infused with a lyrical, melancholic sense of loss. An important record of a land marked by conflict that is changing every day * Sunday Telegraph *
Shehadeh describes how the destruction of a beloved landscape mirrors the damage to Palestinian identity ... lyrical nature writing with understated political passion * Guardian *
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