Let it Be Morning Kashua
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Let it be Morning

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ABOUT
THE BOOK

In this searing novel, a young Arab journalist returns to his hometown—an Arab village within Israel—where his already vexed sense of belonging is forced to crisis when the village becomes a pawn in the never-ending power struggle that is the Middle East. Hoping to reclaim the simplicity of life among kin, the prodigal son returns home to find that nothing is as he remembers: everything is smaller, the people are petty and provincial. But when Israeli tanks surround the village without warning or explanation, everyone inside is cut off from the outside world. As the situation grows increasingly dire, the village devolves into a Darwinian jungle, where paranoia quickly takes hold and threatens the community’s fragile equilibrium. With the enduring moral and literary power of Camus and Orwell, Let It Be Morning offers an intimate, eye-opening portrait of the conflicted allegiances of the Israeli Arabs, proving once again that Sayed Kashua is a fearless, prophetic observer of a political and human quagmire that offers no easy answers.

(From Publisher)

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Sayed
Kashua

Sayed Kashua is a Palestinian author, screenwriter, and journalist.   Kashua writers in Hebrew and is known for his books and humorous columns in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. Kashua is the author of the essay collection Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life, and the novels Second Person Singular, winner of the prestigious Berstein Prize; Let It Be Morning, Shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and Dancing Arabs, which was adapted into a film – “A Borrowed Identity”. His most recent novel Track Changes was published in English in 2020. (From Lion House Agency)

Sayed Kashua is a Palestinian author, screenwriter, and journalist.   Kashua writers in Hebrew and is known for his books and humorous columns in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. Kashua is the author of the essay collection Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life, and the novels Second Person Singular, winner of the prestigious Berstein Prize; Let It Be Morning, Shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and Dancing Arabs, which was adapted into a film – “A Borrowed Identity”. His most recent novel Track Changes was published in English in 2020. (From Lion House Agency)

ABOUT
THE TRANSLATOR Miriam
Shlesinger

Miriam Shlesinger is a practicing translator and interpreter. She has been teaching translation and interpreting (both theory and practice) at Bar Ilan University, Israel, since 1978. Her doctoral research centered on cognitive processes—particularly, attention and working memory—in simultaneous interpreting. She is the co-editor (with Franz Pöchhacker) of the Interpreting Studies Reader (Routledge 2002) and, since 2006, of the journal Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (John Benjamins), as well as Associate Editor of the Benjamins Translation Library (from Words Without Borders).  
Miriam Shlesinger is a practicing translator and interpreter. She has been teaching translation and interpreting (both theory and practice) at Bar Ilan University, Israel, since 1978. Her doctoral research centered on cognitive processes—particularly, attention and working memory—in simultaneous interpreting. She is the co-editor (with Franz Pöchhacker) of the Interpreting Studies Reader (Routledge 2002) and, since 2006, of the journal Interpreting: International Journal of Research and Practice in Interpreting (John Benjamins), as well as Associate Editor of the Benjamins Translation Library (from Words Without Borders).  

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
12/05/2006
Country
Palestine
Original Language
Hebrew
Author
Publisher
Grove Atlantic Inc.
Translator
Miriam Shlesinger

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