Ibrahim Nasrallah’s novel attempts to safeguard Palestinian cultural identity

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.

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Posted on 22/02/2016 in FICTION Political, tagged as book review, fiction, Hoopoe, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Palestine, political, Time of White Horses


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