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The Book of Disappearance

Azem, Ibtisam
Publisher:  Syracuse University Press
Pages:  256pp  
Resource Type:  Book

Set in modern-day Jaffa and the greater Tel Aviv area, The Book of Disappearance follows Alaa, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, and his friend Ariel, a Jewish Israeli. After Alaa disappears, Ariel finds Alaa’s journals. Alaa’s memory of his late grandmother, a survivor of the Nakba, confronts Ariel’s liberal Zionist convictions. Even in his absence, Alaa’s family memories create a dialogue with Ariel as the crisis of the mass disappearance unfolds.

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