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Samir and Yonatan by Daniella Carmi
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Feb 18, 09

bookshelves: middle-eastern-lit

I really enjoyed the writing in this novel. I liked the flashbacks because I felt that they kept the action going. There was a mystery aspect to the flashbacks as we, the reader, try to figure out what happened to Samir's brother. The juxtaposition of Adnan and Yonotan was very interesting to me.
I worry about the cultural implications of an Israeli writer writing from a Palestinian perspective. I found out last night in class that this novel was well received in Israel. I wonder how it was received by Palestinians.

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