الصبار (2020)

الصبار سحر خليفة Sahar Khalifeh
  • Title: الصبار
  • Author: سحر خليفة Sahar Khalifeh
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الصبار سحر خليفة Sahar Khalifeh

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  1. Hafsa

    Wild Thorns is about the lives of Palestinians living under the Israeli occupation in the West Bank This book is definitely one of my personal favorites Reading it, I was reminded of the way that ordinary people live under occupation in Kashmir, my homeland So on a personal level, this book definitely resonated with me.The author presents the clashing and sometimes overlapping views of a number of Palestinians as they respond to the Israeli occupation The main character, Usama, returns to Palest [...]

  2. Laura Hall

    Wild Thorns is a powerful novel by Sahar Khalifeh that captures the complexities of the Israeli occupied West Bank through the use of dynamic male characters such as Usama and his cousin Adil The weight in the novel comes from the multiple layers of narrative that complicate simplistic views of the Israeli Palestinian conflict Khalifeh s use of these male narratives allows readers to see two sides of the same coin The novel opens with Usama s perspective as he returns to the West Bank in order t [...]

  3. Malikah French

    This novel, published in 1985, is set in the West Bank during a time of Israeli occupation It follows Usama as he returns home from living abroad for several years Filled with specific notions of proper Palestinian resistance, he begins to realize that his expectations are not met by his friends, family, or peers Although much complex than I am letting on, this work explores relationships between people and their communities, their nations, and ultimately the world The text is provocative in bo [...]

  4. Elisabeth Daumer

    This novel was first published in 1976 and takes place in the occupied West Bank It was an eye opener for me Somehow, I had never quite imagined what it must be like to live in the West Bank the novel takes us into the life of ordinary Palestinians and the different ways they respond to adjust to is not quite the right word Israeli occupation The protagonists are men which I found at first a bit surprising since Khalifeh is a major Palestinian feminist , but by focusing on male characters, the n [...]

  5. Leilani Clark

    I read this for my post colonialism class Written by an Arab woman, it tells the story of the Israeli occupation of Palestine through the eyes of two cousins, one who believes in violent resistance and one who just believes in surviving day to day Reading fiction such as these is a great way to understand sometimes complicated and confusing historical events in a human way I recommend it to anyone looking to understand what the Palestians are going through in the struggle for their land.

  6. Chase Barney

    An engaging description of the Israeli occupation from the Palestinian perspective in the mid 1970s Addresses many of the issues revolving around resistance, division within the Palestinian community, family culture, and the new generation of Palestinians growing up in the occupation.

  7. Sara

    The complexities and struggles of living life in the West Bank during the 1970s under Israeli occupation is vividly captured in Sahar s Khalifeh novel Wild Thorns Khalifeh s utilization of the setting, of illustrating Palestinian characters from starkly different socioeconomic upbringings provides readers an enriched understanding into the daily lives of the Palestinians and sheds light on how resistance can come in many different forms.Khalifeh uses such an engaging and vivid language to captur [...]

  8. Jim Woolwine

    Perusing the books in the Book Exchange that were required reading by WVU students I picked this one up as I don t think I ve ever read works by a Palestinian author.The story takes place in Israel occupied Palestine The utter resignation, frustration, subjugation, and overall pathos of living in an occupied territory is explicit Penury, informers, omnipresent Israeli military, discriminatory labor conditions, serendipitous arrests all this was well written Usama, the main character, returns to [...]

  9. SeitenReise

    Der Roman spielt im Westjordanland der 1970er Jahre und behandelt zwei Themen die politische Situation unter Besatzung zwischen Unterwerfung und Kampf und sehr facettenreich die wirtschaftlichen Bedingungen im besetzten Gebiet und wie diese beiden Themen miteinander verwoben sind.Die Themenwahl macht den Roman f r das Verst ndnis des Konflikts und auch anderer Konflikte so wichtig Sahar Khalifa erz hlt aus pal stinensischer Sicht, doch schon diese einseitige Perspektive auf den Konflikt zeigt de [...]

  10. Elias B

    It s an overtly political act to take a side in a conflict, especially in one as fraught with moral quagmires as the ongoing war between Israel and Palestine But what about simultaneously taking and critiquing both sides while living within the society of one side This is exactly what Sahar Khalifeh does in her introspective firecracker of a novel, Wild Thorns The novel is primarily told from the perspective of Usama, a young man who once aspired to be a poet, but is now thrust into the position [...]

  11. Samuel Dawson

    Sahar Khalifeh s novel Wild Thorns is a powerful portrayal of human strife, suffering, and social conflict in the Israeli occupied West Bank It is told from the points of view of several Palestinian male characters, and begins with the return of the young Palestinian expatriate Usama to his home in Nablus, only to find that the Palestine he remembers is no longer there He is shocked to discover that instead of rising up against the Israeli occupation, his family and friends appear passive and su [...]

  12. Scott Cox

    This was a haunting novel told from the perspective of a young man Usama who returns to his native Palestine on a terrorist mission to blow up buses that transport Palestinian workers into Israel Kahlifeh s novel clearly portrays the hardships and bitterness of a people who have had their homeland occupied, their lands taken away, and their lives disrupted by the emergence of the Israeli nation in the late 1940 s It clearly portrays the disillusionment with America for not standing up to the occ [...]

  13. Emily

    I was assigned to read this book for a World Literature class in college and I did not finish it then The setting is in the disputed territory that is occupied by Israel, but inhabited by Arabs The time period is late 1970s to early 80s The characters are Arabs, struggling to live under occupation Some take jobs inside Israel and are told they betray their nationality Some join the guerrilla resistance and are jailed, then made to feel ashamed for using violence and for making things difficult [...]

  14. Damien Travel

    I read Wild Thorns by Sahar Khalifeh A young Palestinian comes back from the Gulf countries to his native town in the West Bank near Nablus He is returning to take part in the underground fight for Palestine s Liberation But he doesn t recognize the occupied city His old uncle might still pretend to be the intellectual conscience of the Palestinian cause, but Adil, his son and Usama s cousin, unbeknownst to his father, has stopped exploiting the family domain in order to go work for an Israeli f [...]

  15. Cat

    You can t exactly enjoy this book because of the subject matter and location, but it gives you a very real glimpse into the lives of ordinary Palestinians during Israeli occupation sometime in the 80s The book highlights the frustration of young men who want to fight and resist, versus those who are trying to make a living mostly by working, in shame, in Israel and feed their families and for whom the resistance is a secondary, idealistic thing.At the end of the day the message again is how we m [...]

  16. Susan

    A poetic, but painfully honest, portrayal of a group of Palestinians living in the West Bank The author takes us into their minds, where we find very different and very human reactions to their losses, poverty, lack of pride For the most part Israel and Israelis are spoken of as oppressors, but there are a couple of moments in which characters see each other as human across an apparently unbridgeable divide More important, Israel hardly matters in the book what matters is the reality of people l [...]

  17. Dave

    A very powerful glimpse into the Palestine Israel conflict as it stood in the 1970s Published less than a decade after occupation, the fact that the novel doesn t know the future of today makes it all the compelling as it explores family, economy, politics, violence, food, and history if nothing else, it is an engaging, heart breaking story that makes me want to try to understand far than I do of the history of that part of the world.Just finished a 2nd read, and I picked up on a number of thi [...]

  18. Janice

    i m reading it now and just missed my book group to discuss writing a review is a little daunting than piping up in a groupading this account of Palestinians trying to deal with the early days of the occupation makes me realize i need to learn about the history of Israel s interesting that the focus is on young men struggling to find their place in the struggle, and or to make a living and provide for their families the author, a Palestinian woman, does introduce interesting female charactersi [...]

  19. Emily

    It s difficult to give this book a rating it s so rooted in a real and ongoing historical experience that reading it as a stand alone literary work is impossible It was repetitive at times, and I think it must have lost some nuanced meanings or idiosyncrasies when translated from Arabic It is a narrative that ties together a range of characters who each approach their life as an occupied people with a different mindset, and cope with it in their daily life through a mix of actions, anger and ac [...]

  20. Valarie

    It was difficult to tell whether my problems with this book were based on the translation or the original There were definitely some striking moments, and I appreciated the repetition of certain phrases that tied the story together It was really interesting to get a different perspective on life inside Palestine However, the chapters seemed disjointed and the text was occasionally very dry, but that may be a translation problem As it is, I can only give three stars.

  21. Alex

    This book is excellent I would recommend it to anyone regardless of tier interest or knowledge of Palestine, Israel, or the Middle East as a whole.It was profoundly touching but not in a melodramatic sort of way, there were no tears, just cynical un happy smirks and resigned shakes facial expressions.I can t wait for the day when I m proficient enough in Arabic to read in its original form.No words I can write will do justice to this masterpiece, just pick it up.

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