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Drinking the Sea at Gaza

Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege

Amira Hass; Translated by Maxine Nunn

Picador

In 1993, Hass became the first Israeli journalist to live in the Gaza Strip. In this book she reflects on what she witnessed in the Strip's gutted streets and destitute refugee camps. Equal parts wartime reportage and cultural inquiry, it details ordinary Palestinian life by giving voice to Gaza's doctors, housewives, taxi drivers, farmers, union activists, and Islamic leaders.

What does it mean to live amid incessant security sweeps, a daunting blockade, and the authoritarian regime of Arafat? In searching for the answers, Hass documents family and social life in Gaza with clarity and passion.

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Praise for Drinking the Sea at Gaza

"Not only has Amira Hass done the reporting that makes this book a moving and eloquent advocate of Palestinian humanity, but she is also a blunt and beautiful writer" (Amy Wilentz, Newsday)

"Shatters stereotypes ... Hass reveals the surprising contradictions of Palestinian society."(Susie Linfield, Los Angeles Times)

"Hass observes with something like despair, and writes with skill and passion." (Graham Usher, The Economist)

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  • Amira Hass; Translated by Maxine Nunn

  • Amira Hass was born in Jerusalem in 1957, the daughter of Yugoslavian-Jewish refugees. A journalist for the Hebrew daily Ha'aretz, she covers Gaza and the West Bank. She received the UPI's International Award and the Sokolow Prize, Israel's highest honor for journalists. For her work in Gaza, Hass was been nominated for the Robert F. Kennedy Award
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Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege

Amira Hass; Translated by Maxine Nunn

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