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Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine

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  • ISBN: 9781640090811
  • ISBN: 1640090819
  • Physical Description: print
    241 pages : map ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2018]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The girl in the green dress -- The homeland is where none of this can happen -- Whenever my sore heart gets hungry -- To breathe life into a name -- I do not have an account in the Bank of Wars -- If you can hear the rockets, then you are alive -- She is oranges that explode -- Conclusion: Her name is Maram.
Summary, etc.: "A look at life in contemporary Palestine through the lens of its literary culture Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999 and, like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative he knew was one defined by unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation told over and over again. In the summer of 2014, during a brief lull in the bombing from Israel's Operation Protective Edge, photos emerged of a young Gazan girl in a green dress sifting through the rubble of her destroyed home. She was looking for her books. In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, Di Cintio travels to Palestine to find the girl. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily violence of survival. Taking the long route through the West Bank, into Jerusalem, across Israel and finally into Gaza, he meets with poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers to learn about Palestine through their eyes, and through the story of their stories. Di Cintio travels through the rich cultural and literary heritage of Palestine. It's there that he uncovers a humanity, and a beauty, often unnoticed by news media. At the seventieth anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War, Pay No Heed to the Rockets tells a fresh story about Palestine, one that begins with art rather than war."--
Subject: Di Cintio, Marcello -- 1973- -- Travel
Palestinian Arabs -- West Bank -- Intellectual life
Palestinian Arabs -- Gaza Strip -- Gaza -- Intellectual life
West Bank -- Civilization
Gaza -- Civilization
West Bank -- Social conditions
Gaza -- Social conditions
Arabic literature -- Palestine -- History and criticism
Literature and society -- West Bank
Literature and society -- Gaza Strip -- Gaza
Palestinian Arabs in literature
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Literature and the conflict

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