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Drinking the Sea at Gaza : Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege - Amira Hass

Drinking the Sea at Gaza

Days and Nights in a Land Under Siege

Paperback Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9780805057409
Number Of Pages: 400

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In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local idiom, "Go to Gaza" is another way to say "Go to hell." Now, in a work of calm power and painful clarity, Hass reflects on what she has seen in Gaza's gutted streets and destitute refugee camps.
Drinking the Sea at Gaza maps the zones of ordinary Palestinian life. From her friends, Hass learns the secrets of slipping across sealed borders and stealing through night streets emptied by curfews. She shares Gaza's early euphoria over the peace process and its subsequent despair as hope gives way to unrelenting hardship. But even as Hass charts the griefs and humiliations of the Palestinians, she offers a remarkable portrait of a people not brutalized but eloquent, spiritually resilient, bleakly funny, and morally courageous.
Full of testimonies and stories, facts and impressions, Drinking the Sea at Gaza makes an urgent claim on our humanity. Beautiful, haunting, and profound, it will stand with the great works of wartime reportage, from Michael Herr's Dispatches to Rian Malan's My Traitor's Heart.

"Not only has Amira Hass done the reporting that makes this book a moving and eloquent advocate of Palestinian humanity, but she is also a blunt and beautiful writer" --Amy Wilentz, Newsday

"Shatters stereotypes ... Hass reveals the surprising contradictions of Palestinian society." --Susie Linfield, Los Angeles Times

"Hass observes with something like despair, and writes with skill and passion." --Graham Usher, The Economist Not only has Amira Hass done the reporting that makes this book a moving and eloquent advocate of Palestinian humanity, but she is also a blunt and beautiful writer "Amy Wilentz, Newsday"

Shatters stereotypes ... Hass reveals the surprising contradictions of Palestinian society. "Susie Linfield, Los Angeles Times"

Hass observes with something like despair, and writes with skill and passion. "Graham Usher, The Economist"" "Not only has Amira Hass done the reporting that makes this book a moving and eloquent advocate of Palestinian humanity, but she is also a blunt and beautiful writer" (Amy Wilentz, Newsday) "Shatters stereotypes ... Hass reveals the surprising contradictions of Palestinian society."(Susie Linfield, Los Angeles Times) "Hass observes with something like despair, and writes with skill and passion." (Graham Usher, The Economist)

Maps
Glossary
Chronology
Introductionp. 3
Yearning to Be Freep. 11
The Military Governor Has Moved Buildingsp. 13
Leaflets Among the Diapersp. 31
Families Just Like Usp. 51
Bougainvillea and a Pile of Rubblep. 53
Khalid Switches Partiesp. 72
As It Is Written in the Quranp. 94
Lossp. 121
A Tax on Being Alivep. 123
We Are from the Same Villagep. 149
Missing in Actionp. 185
Bring Home the POWsp. 208
Gaza Prisonp. 231
Yesterday's Permitp. 233
Waiting to Turn Fortyp. 264
The Engine Has Stalledp. 283
A People Up in Armsp. 307
Epiloguep. 344
Acknowledgmentsp. 353
Notesp. 355
Indexp. 361
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ISBN: 9780805057409
ISBN-10: 0805057404
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 5th September 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1