Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation
- Publish Date: 2017-05-30
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Michael Chabon;Ayelet Waldman
A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.
In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists, have teamed up with the Israeli NGO Breaking the Silenceâan organization comprised of former Israeli soldiers who served in the occupied territories and saw firsthand the injustice thereâand a host of illustrious writers to tell the stories of the people on the ground in the contested territories.
Kingdom of Olives and AshÂ includes contributions from several of todayâs most esteemed storytellers including: Colum McCann, Jacqueline Woodson, Colm Toibin, Geraldine Brooks, Dave Eggers, Hari Kunzru, Raja Shehadeh, Mario Vargas Llosa and Assaf Gavron, as well as from editors Chabon and Waldman. Through these incisive, perceptive, and poignant essays, readersÂ will gainÂ unique insight into the narratives behind the litany of grim destruction broadcasted nightly on the news,Â as well asÂ deeper understanding of the conflict asÂ experienced byÂ the people who live in the occupied territories. Together, these stories stand witness to the human cost of the occupation.