A young Palestinian named Usama returns from working in the Gulf to support the resistance movement. His mission is to blow up buses transporting Palestinian workers into Israel. Shocked to discover that many of his fellow citizens have adjusted to life under military rule, Usama exchanges harsh words with friends and family. Despite uncertainty he sets out to accomplish his mission ...with disastrous consequences. Originally published in Jerusalem, Wild Thorns is the first Arab novel to offer a glimpse of social and personal relations under Israeli occupation. Featuring unsentimental portrayals of everyday life, its deep sincerity, uncompromising honesty and rich emotional core plead elegantly for the cause of survival in the face of oppression.
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Sahar Khalifeh was born in Nablus in 1941. She entered into a traditional arranged marriage at 18, and after 13 years left her husband and began writing. Her first novel was confiscated by the Israelis, the second was first published in Cairo. She taught at the University of Iowa and Bir Zeit University, the premier institution of Palestinian higher education. She founded the Women's Affairs Center in Nablus, with additional branches in Gaza City and Amman. Wild Thorns is her third novel.Language Notes:
Text: English, Arabic (translation)
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Descripción Saqi Books, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 208 pages. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería zk0863565379
Descripción Saqi Books, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0863565379