Nisanit

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9780140106640: Nisanit

A powerful socio-political novel, Nisanit, depicts love,
compassion, sacrifice, suffering and lost innocence in an atmosphere of
conflict, hatred and oppression. Nisanit's three entwined narrative lines
show the Arab-Israeli conflicts through the eyes of Shadeed, the
Palestinian guerrilla fighter; David, his Israeli interrogator; and Iman,
the young Arab woman in love with Shadeed. Faith and fanaticism, the
psychology of torturer and tortured, the question `Is love a consolation?'
- Fadia Faqir dramatizes all these themes in her tremendous first novel, a
masterpiece of artistry and passion.

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Faqir is never so crass as to attempt to empathise with either terrorism or
torture to the point of justifying either -- 'The ridicule and laughter of women', the Independent Newspaper, 3 December, 1987 by Margaret Forster

Faqir's talent is evident in her ability to make the reader cringe for both
tortured and torturer
-- 'The ridicule and laughter of women', the Independent Newspaper, 3 December, 1987 by Margaret Forster

In Nisanit she [Fadia Faqir} succeeds in showing that Israelis also have a
heart. -- World Literature Today, Spring 1991

A major writer . . .an extraordinary book -- Malcolm Bradbury

Written with unhidebound verve . . . an ambitious solution to an
impossible task: seeing the Arab Israeli conflict whole -- The New Statesman

About the Author:

Fadia Faqir is a Jordanian/British writer, independent scholar
and defender of human rights. Her first novel, Nisanit, was published by
Penguin in 1990 and is currently being translated into Arabic. Her second
novel, Pillars of Salt, was published by Quartet Books in 1996, and was
translated into German, Dutch and Danish. The Danish translation was the
runner up for the ALOA literary award 2001. She is the editor and
co-translator of In the House of Silence: Autobiographical essays by Arab
women writers, Garnet Publishing, 1998, translated into Turkish. Her third
novel My Name is Salma will be published by Doubleday - Random House UK,
Atlantic Grove USA, Longanesi Italy, and Forlaget Hjulet Denmark in spring
2007.

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