Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation (Paperback)

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By turns heartbreaking, infuriating, and illuminating, this collection of essays offering testimony to the consequences of occupation of Gaza and the West Bank boasts an impressive roster of writers and a broad range of topics and themes. Thoughtful, impassioned reporting and sensitive portraiture make this a deeply compelling read. --Todd

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A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence--an organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice there--and a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.

Kingdom of Olives and Ash includes contributions from several of today's most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readers will gain unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news, as well as deeper understanding of the conflict as experienced by the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062431783
ISBN-10: 0062431781
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 448
Language: English