Al-Naqba (The Catastrophe): A Novel About the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
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Al-Naqba (The Catastrophe): A Novel About the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

3.25 of 5 stars 3.25  ·  rating details  ·  8 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Based on events, organizations, and locations that Barbara Goldscheider experienced while working on army bases throughout Israel, Al-Naqba, The Catastrophe follows the parallel stories of an elite Palestinian Arab and an officer of the Israeli Defense Forces. Asa Ibrahimi’s infatuation with the daughter of a desert sheikh is brutally ended when he’s arrested and beaten in...more
Paperback, 258 pages
Published September 23rd 2005 by Frog, Ltd.
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okyrhoe
This is a very disappointing book.
There are numerous structural and stylistic weaknesses. A fair number of the characters are two-dimensional figures, symbols or mouthpieces rather than agents of the action. Only the love affair between Jacky and Neri has a life of its own, but that is narrated in too corny a style for such a politically charged topic. It often read like Harlequin/Mills&Boon romance. On the other hand, the political discussions between the rest of the cast of characters will...more
Kristin
Oct 03, 2010 Kristin rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people interested in politics
Good book. Worth the read.
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Barbara Goldscheider is an Israeli-American and the author of Al-Naqba (The Catastrophe), a fictionalized account of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
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