Beyond the Wall

Writing a Path through Palestine

Bidisha

Bidisha

Distributed for Seagull Books

120 pages | 4 1/4 x 7 | © 2012
Paper $9.50 ISBN: 9780857420398 Published June 2012 World sales rights except India
Their voices come from Bethlehem and Hebron. You can hear them from Jerusalem to Nazareth, and witness their protests in Gaza and Ramallah. From the refugee camps in the West Bank, you can hear the voices of the Palestinian people call out to demand self-determination and a better quality of life. But outside of Israel and the occupied territories, these individual voices are rarely heard—until now.
 
In Beyond the Wall: Writing a Path through Palestine, internationally renowned feminist critic and writer Bidisha collects the testimonies of an occupied people—ordinary citizens, activists, children—alongside those of international aid workers and foreign visitors for a revelatory look at a population on the margins.
 
Called “beautifully belligerent, [and] fiercely intelligent” by The Independent and a “dazzlingly creative writer” by the London Times, Bidisha amplifies the voices of the Palestinian people in this book and lends to them her own considerable strength.
Contents
Acknowledgements

Checkpoint
Jerusalem, Nablus and Nazareth: Soap and Hope
Balata Refugee Camp: The Assassination of Childhood
Birzeit University: Icarus Wings
Bethlehem: The Wall Itself
Hebron: One Hundred and One Closures
A Dirty, Slutty Smile
The Clockless Tower
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