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Title Pay no heed to the rockets : life in contemporary Palestine / Marcello Di Cintio.
Author Di Cintio, Marcello, 1973- author.
Publication Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2018.
Edition First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Description 241 pages : illustration ; 24 cm
Call # 956.9405 D
Summary "A look at life in contemporary Palestine through the lens of its literary culture Marcello Di Cintio first visited Palestine in 1999 and, like most outsiders, the Palestinian narrative he knew was one defined by unending struggle, a near-Sisyphean curse of stories of oppression, exile, and occupation told over and over again. In the summer of 2014, during a brief lull in the bombing from Israel's Operation Protective Edge, photos emerged of a young Gazan girl in a green dress sifting through the rubble of her destroyed home. She was looking for her books. In Pay No Heed to the Rockets, Di Cintio travels to Palestine to find the girl. Using the form of a political-literary travelogue, he explores what literature means to modern Palestinians and how Palestinians make sense of the conflict between a rich imaginative life and the daily violence of survival. Taking the long route through the West Bank, into Jerusalem, across Israel and finally into Gaza, he meets with poets, authors, librarians, and booksellers to learn about Palestine through their eyes, and through the story of their stories. Di Cintio travels through the rich cultural and literary heritage of Palestine. It's there that he uncovers a humanity, and a beauty, often unnoticed by news media. At the seventieth anniversary of the Arab-Israeli War, Pay No Heed to the Rockets tells a fresh story about Palestine, one that begins with art rather than war."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-237).
Subject Arabic literature -- Palestine -- History and criticism.
Literature and society -- West Bank.
Literature and society -- Gaza Strip -- Gaza.
Palestinian Arabs -- West Bank -- Intellectual life.
Palestinian Arabs -- Gaza Strip -- Gaza -- Intellectual life.
Palestinian Arabs in literature.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- Literature and the conflict.
Di Cintio, Marcello, 1973- -- Travel.
West Bank -- Social conditions.
Gaza Strip -- Social conditions.
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