Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life (MP3 CD)

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By Sayed Kashua, Ralph Mandel (Translator), Fajer Al-Kaisi (Read by)
Not Available through Gramercy Books


Sayed Kashua has been praised by The New York Times as "a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society." An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started writing with the hope of creating one story that both Palestinians and Israelis could relate to, rather than two that cannot coexist together. He devoted his novels and his satirical weekly column published in Haaretz to telling the Palestinian story and exploring the contradictions of modern Israel while also capturing the nuances of everyday family life in all its tenderness and chaos.

With an intimate tone fueled by deep-seated apprehension and razor-sharp ironic wit, Kashua has been documenting his own life as well as that of society at large: He writes about his children's upbringing and encounters with racism, about fatherhood and married life, the Jewish-Arab conflict, his professional ambitions, travels around the world as an author, and--more than anything--his love of books and literature. He brings forth a series of brilliant, caustic, wry, and fearless reflections on social and cultural dynamics as experienced by someone who straddles two societies.

Written between 2006 and 2014, Native is like an unrestrained, profoundly thoughtful personal journal.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781522634966
ISBN-10: 1522634967
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Publication Date: May 31st, 2016
Language: English