"Few Palestinians have opened their minds and hearts with such frankness."—New York Times
"Shehadeh writes fantastically, his language infused with a lyrical, melancholic feel of loss"—Sunday Telegraph
"Shehadeh writes with nice readability and ease, yet no bitterness in regards to the unsatisfied background of his family members and country."—Independent
When conflicts turn into entrenched over generations, the language of warfare infiltrates daily life, concealing destruction and hardening positions. Nowhere is that this more true than within the heart East.
Award-winning writer Raja Shehadeh explores the politics of language and the language of politics within the Israeli-Palestinian clash, reflecting at the partitions that they create—legal and cultural—that confine contemporary Palestinians like the borders, checkpoints and so-called "Separation Barrier". He exhibits how the peace method has been floor to a halt via twists of language and linguistic chicanery that experience degraded the observe "peace" itself.
The scenario on the world's maximum political fault-line hasn't ever regarded bleaker, yet nonetheless Shehadeh reveals cause to pray and explains why.
Raja Shehadeh is Palestine's major author. he's additionally a attorney and the founding father of the pioneering Palestinian human rights association Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the writer of a number of acclaimed books together with Strangers in the home and Occupation Diaries and winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize for Palestinian Walks. He lives in Ramallah in Palestine.
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The 1st draft used to be a lot more suitable through the recommendation and editorial talents of Alex Baramki. My due to him. within the spring of 2014, while the US-sponsored negotiations among Palestine and Israel collapsed, i used to be able to ship my manuscript for book. yet then many vital advancements happened that needed to be integrated. It used to be tough and painful to stick with the unfolding unhappy and wrenching advancements of that spring and the much more heartbreaking summer season whilst the conflict on Gaza was once raging. i wouldn't were capable of write approximately this time with no the help of friends and family, who persevered extra of my lengthy, silent reveries than traditional. as soon as accomplished, the manuscript was once reviewed by way of my editor and writer, Andrew Franklin, and Penny Daniel. i'm thankful to either for his or her contributions, as i'm to the remainder of the staff at Profile, particularly to my publicist, Valentina Zanca. Lesley Levene went throughout the manuscript doing greater than a duplicate editor frequently does, delivering reviews and looking rationalization the place wanted, checking endnotes and making stylistic feedback that more desirable the circulate. My honest because of Lesley.