Join the International Literature Book Club, this time hosted by Molly Crabapple and Sara Yasin, on Monday, Dec. 2nd, at 7 p.m., downstairs at our Prince Street store. We will be discussing The Book of Disappearance by Ibtizam Azem.
In The Book of Disappearance, Palestinian novelist Ibtisam Azem has crafted a masterpiece which immediately leads the reader to ponder the historical foundations of the 1948 Nakba, as well as the Zionist intentions and ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from the land where they belong. (Middle East Monitor)
Fantasy and magic realism reflect reality, drawing on the 1948 Nakba (disaster), when many Palestinians were displaced by the state of Israel’s creation. (World Literature Today)