Friday 7 August 2020

Our Book of the Week this week is Minor Detail by Adania Shibli (translated by Elisabeth Jaquette). This superbly well written novel is comprised of two reflecting parts: the first narrating the fate of a young woman abducted by soldiers during the 1948/49 Naqba/Israeli War of Independence; the second telling of a contemporary woman's obsession with finding out more about this 'minor detail' of history. Shibli is interested in how the past remains in and shapes the present, and in how mechanisms of power harm both the wielders and the victims of that power.
>>Read Thomas's review
>>Read an extract
>>Preview the book (Text Publishing edition). 
>>Another extract (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
>>Writing Palestine from the inside
>>The choreography of violence
>>Book now to hear Adania Shibli at the Edinburgh Festival (to be held this year on your sofa)
>>A session with Dr. Shibli
>>The politics of translation
>>Meet the translator, Elisabeth Jaquette
>>Choose your edition of Minor Detail.  >New Directions, >Text Publishing, >Fitzcarraldo Editions.
>>Books by Adania Shibli

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