Raja Shehadeh – Occupation Diaries

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Occupation diaries is award-winning author Raja Shehadeh’s diary of the two eventful years before the Palestinian bid for UN statehood in September 2011. A fierce and lyrical portrait of a life lived under siege, it addresses the big questions – When does co-operation become collaboration? Are any of life’s pleasures untouched by politics? – and records daily frustrations, ignominies and isolation, as well as loyalty, pride and moments of profound hope in adversity.

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Raja Shehadeh is a writer, lawyer, and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. He is the author of several books, including Strangers in the House; Language of War, Language of Peace; the 2008 Orwell Prize-winning Palestinian Walks; and Where the Line Is Drawn (The New Press).  He lives in Ramallah, Palestine.


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