By Ibrahim Nasrallah
Spanning the collapse of Ottoman rule and the British Mandate in Palestine, this is the story of thr…Read more
NewStateman, Tam Hussein, 4 December 2012
There was an expectation that Ibrahim Nasrallah’s first UK book tour, which began last month, would focus on the invasion of Gaza instead of his new book, Time of White Horses, shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Nasrallah didn’t focus on the current crisis at all. In fact his lecture, like his novel seemed almost out of place considering that Palestinian artistic expression is argumentative, politically defiant and very current. There is always an unspoken need to explain and justify the Palestinian predicament to those who don’t know.