Dear Layla

Welcome to Palestine A Novel

by Mark Chmiel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 15/06/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781503570566
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781503570542
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 282
ISBN : 9781503570559

About the Book

Q: What’s this novel with the long table of contents about anyway? A: It’s about Umm Safi. It’s about epistolary ecstasy. It’s about broken hearts whichever way you look. It’s about Murad saying, “Let’s not waste it.” It’s about the power of a theatrical performance. It’s about olives. It’s about getting a little taste. It’s about el derecho de vivir en paz. It’s about sumud. It’s about satyagraha. It’s about postcards in the era before Tweets. It’s about Walt Whitman saying, “Journeyers over consecutive seasons, over the years, the curious years each emerging from that which preceded it.” It’s about life under military occupation. It’s about life under neurotic preoccupation. It’s about how grades aren’t everything. It’s about letting go, letting go, and letting go. It’s about a certain Spanish word.

About the Author

Mark Chmiel is the author of Elie Wiesel and the Politics of Moral Leadership (Temple University Press, 2001) and The Book of Mev (Xlibris, 2005). His work has appeared in the Journal of Palestine Studies, Tikkun, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Counterpunch, and the Encyclopedia of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.