Wail Dahman is going home Returning to Gaza after nearly four decades in exile, he looks forward to embracing his mother and reconnecting with the people and place he once left behind.Boarding the flight from London, Wald s life intersects with that of Dana, an Israeli actress, on her way back to Tel Aviv As the night sky hurtles past, what each confides and conceals wilWail Dahman is going home Returning to Gaza after nearly four decades in exile, he looks forward to embracing his mother and reconnecting with the people and place he once left behind.Boarding the flight from London, Wald s life intersects with that of Dana, an Israeli actress, on her way back to Tel Aviv As the night sky hurtles past, what each confides and conceals will expose the chasm between them in the land they both call home.The Lady from Tel Aviv is a powerful and poetic story of love, loss and belonging.Born in al Majdal, Palestine, in 1945, Raba i al Madhoun now lives and works in London as a writer and an editor at the leading Arabic daily, Asharq Al Awsat The Lady from Tel Aviv was shortlisted for the 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and won the English PEN Writers in Translation award in the same year His other works include The Idiot of Khan Younis, The Taste of Separation and Destinies Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba, for which he won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2016.
Raba'i al-Madhoun Elliott Colla
Rabai al Madhoun born 1945 is a Palestinian journalist, novelist and writer He was born in the village of al Majdal in Palestine, near Ashkelon in present day Israel His family was driven out of Palestine in the 1948 Palestinian exodus Madhoun grew up in the refugee camp of Khan Younis located in the Gaza Strip He went to Alexandria University for higher education, and in 1973 turned to journalism as a career He was also involved with the Palestinian liberation struggle in the 1970s as a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, but quit politics in 1980 to focus on writing full time As a journalist, he worked in Beirut Lebanon ,Nicosia Cyprus and later on in London where he is now based Currently a British citizen, Madhoun is an editor at the Al Sharq Al Awsat newspaper.His books include both fiction and non fiction His debut novel The Lady from Tel Aviv was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010 The novel has been translated into English by Elliott Colla His third novel, Destinies Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba was awarded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in April 2016.
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