Publication Date: 06/05/2020 ISBN: 9781913097172 Category:

Minor Detail

Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
Publication Date: 06/05/2020 ISBN: 9781913097172 Category:
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Minor Detail begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba – the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people – and the Israelis celebrate as the War of Independence. Israeli soldiers capture and rape a young Palestinian woman, and kill and bury her in the sand. Many years later, a woman in Ramallah becomes fascinated to the point of obsession with this ‘minor detail’ of history. A haunting meditation on war, violence and memory, Minor Detail cuts to the heart of the Palestinian experience of dispossession, life under occupation, and the persistent difficulty of piecing together a narrative in the face of ongoing erasure and disempowerment.

Publisher Review

'All novels are political and MINOR DETAIL, like the best of them, transcends the author's own identity and geography. Shibli's writing is subtle and sharply observed.' - Fatima Bhutto, GUARDIAN

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