The Lady from Tel Aviv

The Lady from Tel Aviv
Publisher: Telegram Books
Published Date: July 2013
ISBN-13: 978-1846590917

In the economy class of a plane, the lives of two passengers intersect: Walid Dahman, Palestinian writer and Danah Ahova, an Israeli actress. The lady from Tel Aviv is both a meditation on the nature of fiction and an incisive exploration of the effects of occupation on a people.


Reviewed by: Maha Salah

Palestinian writer Rabai Al-Madhoun was born in Al-Majdal, Ashkelon in 1945. Along with his parents he was displaced during the 1948 ethnic cleansing of their homeland and spent his childhood in the Khan Younis Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza Strip; he is now settled in London. Such background information is important because the writer...


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