Beyond the Wall
Writing A Path Through Palestine
4.25 X 7 inches, 120pp. June 2012
ISBN : 9780857420398
Rs 325.00 (PB)
Their voices come from Bethlehem and Hebron. You can hear them from Jerusalem to Nazareth, and witness their protests in Gaza and Ramallah. From the refugee camps in the West Bank, you can hear the voices of the Palestinian people call out to demand self-determination and a better quality of life. But outside of Israel and the occupied territories, these individual voices are rarely heard—until now.
In Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path through Palestine, internationally renowned feminist critic and writer Bidisha collects the testimonies of an occupied people—ordinary citizens, activists, children—alongside those of international aid workers and foreign visitors for a revelatory look at a population on the margins.
Called “beautifully belligerent, [and] fiercely intelligent” by The Independent and a “dazzlingly creative writer” by the London Times, Bidisha amplifies the voices of the Palestinian people in this book and lends to them her own considerable strength.
Bidisha is a writer, critic and radio and television broadcaster. The author of two novels, she currently writes on social and cultural issues for Guardian, Observer, Financial Times, New Statesman and others.
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