Free Read [Sports Book] ✓ The Lady from Tel Aviv - by Raba'i al-Madhoun Elliott Colla ´


  • Title: The Lady from Tel Aviv
  • Author: Raba'i al-Madhoun Elliott Colla
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Kindle Edition

  • 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.


    Commentaires:

    Jessica
    A beautiful, engrossing novel about Palestine, set shortly before the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. It follows a sixty-something-year-old writer, Walid – who would seem to be based on the author himself – as he returns to Palestine for the first time in thirty-eight years, having been forcibly separated from his family by the occupation, and observes the ways in which his homeland, his family and his friends have changed, mostly for the worse. The Khan Younis where he spent his child [...]

    Rambox
    In the first half of the book, the author goes after the Israelis. Then, with that out of the way, he is able to go after the Palestinians before bringing it all home at the end. But don’t misread this interpretive summary - the storytelling here never goes the way one expects.The Lady from Tel Aviv is simply told. At the beginning of the book al-Madhoun manages absolutely stunning imagery and craft with the language, doing things with English that are easier to do in Arabic, or even Spanish, [...]

    Joy Hale
    I did want to give this three and a half, as it's a book that won't stay with me but was relatively engrossing.I learnt some of the conflict back at school but other than that my knowledge of it in the modern day is not that strong.This book does sit in the Palestine camp, and it's hard really to know what the Lady from TA really means in story as she's nowhere near as heavily featured as the title suggests (like, disappointingly so - synopsis is pretty misleading).But like books I've read my Kh [...]

    Print Teach
    I really enjoyed this book, though it left significantly more unanswered questions than it answered. It's not a fast paced adventure - more a meandering stream of memories. It's beautifully written, and conjures up vivid pictures of life on the Gaza Strip. Unfortunately, I now need to go and read a host of books about the Israeli-Palestine troubles, in order to answer all my questions!

    Montse
    Interesting account of a trip back to Gaza after 38 years of absence.Lots of reflections, conversations and thoughts on how things have changed there, and above all, how the people have changed as well.I enjoyed it, even though to me it felt more like a personal account than like a work of fiction.

    Radiya
    So beautifully written, loved it all.

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