Thursday, September 08, 2005

Sharon and my Mother-in-Law

Just finished Suad Amiry's book, which is subtitled "Ramallah Diaries." It's hilarious. The writing's nothing to faint over, but the sense of survival and the humor is breathtaking.

My favorite scene is when the entire population of Ramallah comes out of their houses during curfew and bangs on pots, lampposts, watertanks, garbage bins, and anything else they can find, in a state of civil disobedience:
It looked like a scene from a mental hospital. Never mind, I thought to myself, even if it did not send a message to Sharon and his occupying army, it was great group therapy.
You can pre-order it, or check it out when it comes out next month.


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