Qissat Short Stories by Palestinian Women – Jo Glanville

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Paperback – These fascinating and diverse stories reflect the everyday concerns of Palestinians living under occupation. Writers who were children during the first intifada appear alongside those who remember the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war. In this volume, Palestinian women offer compassionate, often critical, insight into their society in times of hardship and turmoil, yet look beyond to the warmth of human relations and the hope that better times will come. The contributors include authors from the occupied territories, Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, and writers from the Palestinian Diaspora.

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Paperback – These fascinating and diverse stories reflect the everyday concerns of Palestinians living under occupation. Writers who were children during the first intifada appear alongside those who remember the outbreak of the Lebanese civil war. In this volume, Palestinian women offer compassionate, often critical, insight into their society in times of hardship and turmoil, yet look beyond to the warmth of human relations and the hope that better times will come. The contributors include authors from the occupied territories, Palestinians with Israeli citizenship, and writers from the Palestinian Diaspora.

Review – … in turn lyrical, sensuous, comic and ironic … valuable ammunition against the impoverished imagination of political discourse … it is the quality of subtle, evocative writing here that makes [Qissat] remarkable.’ The Independent ‘A humane, richly rewarding read … no two women share the same perspective, but the kaleidoscope effect of so many visions serves to illuminate rather than blur.’ Vogue ‘… raw and honest … Themes of domesticity, burgeoning sexuality and the experience of being a woman in Arab society are dealt with … Beautifully written, they give us a different perspective on life in Palestine.’ The Sunday Times ‘ … many layered, haunting, sensuously rich and often threatening to the status quo … subversion and fragmentation, exile and return, echo through … Such moments show more than a thousand news broadcasts.’ The Times ‘The writing feels precious, but also main-stream and relevant.’ Scotland on Sunday

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