A passionate and elegant reflection on the language of the Middle East conflict expanded from Raja Shehadeh's Edward Said memorial lectures
Raja Shehadeh is Palestine's leading writer. He is also a lawyer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the author of several acclaimed books including Strangers in the House and Occupation Diaries and winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize for Palestinian Walks (all Profile). He lives in Ramallah in Palestine.
Shehadeh writes beautifully, his language infused with a lyrical,
melancholic sense of loss * Sunday Telegraph *
Few Palestinians have opened their minds and hearts with such frankness * New York Times *
Shehadeh writes with great clarity and simplicity, but no bitterness about the unhappy history of his family and country * Independent *