Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Kingdom of Olives and Ash

Writers Confront the Occupation

Book - 1991 | First Canadian edition.
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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 Silence--an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there--and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today's 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, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, [1991]
Edition: First Canadian edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781443448437
Branch Call Number: 325.35694 Kin
Characteristics: xi, 434 pages ; 23 cm


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Feb 26, 2019

If you are looking to understand what it is like for the Palestinians in occupied Palestine, you would have to look far before finding a better introduction than is given by these essays.

Aug 29, 2017

A compelling collection of wonderful writing, very interesting and absorbing.

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