Fast Times In Palestine

Fast Times In Palestine

A Love Affair With A Homeless Homeland

Book - 2013
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"For much of her life--like many Westerners--most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life. Fast Times in Palestine is Olson's powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine--both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson's narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel/Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West's popular understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations. At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking--not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world"--
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Seal Press,, 2013.
ISBN: 9781580054829
Characteristics: 306 pages maps ; 21 cm


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Dec 13, 2014

she came she saw she was conquered not your average nosy white girl looking for a thrill she actually got under the skin of the Palestinians and gave it to us straigth no chaser the thought of living in the Gaza Strip was oh so eye-opening thanks Ms. O. for sticking around the olive trees.

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