The Drone Eats With Me: Diaries From a City Under Fire

The Drone Eats With Me: Diaries From a City Under Fire
Publisher: Comma Press
Published Date: March 2015
ISBN-13: 978-1905583713

One of the few voices to make it out of the Gaza-Strip was that of Atef Abu Saif. Atef's eye-witness diary pieces were published in a range of major outlets (The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Slate, New York Times, etc) and became a unique porthole into the conflict for Western readers. Here, his complete diaries of the war, offer a unique perspective on one of the world’s most contested political crises.

Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2015

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Reviewed by: Emmanuela Eposti

In the foreword to Atef Abu Saif’s diaries chronicling the 51-day Israeli incursion in Gaza during the summer of 2014, Noam Chomsky writes that “descriptive and analytical prose is too cold, too remote from the human tragedy that is depicted [here]… Further explanation seems only to sully what Atef Abu Saif conveys with such simple dignity...

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