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Occupation Diaries (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 23/05/2013
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It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine. What most of us take for granted has to be carefully thought about and planned for: When will the post be allowed to get through? Will there be enough water for the bath tonight? How shall I get rid of the rubbish collecting outside? How much time should I allow for the journey to visit my cousin, going through checkpoints? And big questions too: Is working with left-wing Israelis collaborating or not? What affect will the Arab Spring have on the future of Palestine? What can anyone do to bring about change? Are any of life's pleasures untouched by politics?

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781250174
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 217 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
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 is always engaging ... delivering what many activists neglect to mention: the odd, slightly absurd details that really touch people; things that appear off camera, away from news reports * Independent on Sunday *
Towards any proper understanding of history there are many small paths. I strongly suggest you walk with him -- John Berger
Palestinian Walks is a stoic account of a particular place, but one which has universal resonance. The judges felt it made landscape into the essence of politics, and political writing into an art -- John Seaton, chair of the Orwell Prize committee, 2008
Shehadeh describes howthe destruction of a beloved landscape mirrors the damage to Palestinian identity ... lyrical nature-writing with understated political passion * Guardian *
Readers would do well to reckon with the painful particulars of Shehadeh's account, which is at once gentle and angry, resolute and realistic * Nation *
This is a beautiful book and a sad one -- Anthony Lewis
Palestinian Walks provides a rare historical insight into the tragic changes taking place in Palestine -- Jimmy Carter

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