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Sayed Kashua

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  • Second Person Singular | Sayed Kashua,Mitch Ginsburg - translator

    Second Person Singular

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sayed Kashua, Mitch Ginsburg - translator
    • Narrated By Elijah Alexander
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    From one of the most important contemporary voices to emerge from the Middle East comes a gripping tale of love and betrayal, honesty and artifice, which asks whether it is possible to truly reinvent ourselves, to shed our old skin and start anew.

    Larry says: "A great read!"
  • Dancing Arabs | Sayed Kashua,Miriam Shlesinger - translator

    Dancing Arabs

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Sayed Kashua, Miriam Shlesinger - translator
    • Narrated By Fajer Al-Kaisi
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    Kashua's nameless antihero has big shoes to fill, having grown up with the myth of a grandfather who died fighting the Zionists in 1948, and with a father who was jailed for blowing up a school cafeteria in the name of freedom. When he is granted a scholarship to an elite Jewish boarding school, his family rejoices, dreaming that he will grow up to be the first Arab to build an atom bomb. But to their dismay, he turns out to be a coward devoid of any national pride.

  • Let It Be Morning | Sayed Kashua,Miriam Shlesinger - translator

    Let It Be Morning

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sayed Kashua, Miriam Shlesinger - translator
    • Narrated By Eric G. Dove
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    In his debut, Dancing Arabs, Sayed Kashua established himself as one of the most daring voices of the Middle East. In his searing new novel, a young Arab journalist returns to his hometown - an Arab village within Israel - where his already vexed sense of belonging is forced to crisis when the village becomes a pawn in the never-ending power struggle that is the Middle East. Hoping to reclaim the simplicity of life among kin, the prodigal son returns home to find that nothing is as he remembers: Everything is smaller; the people are petty and provincial.

  • Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life | Sayed Kashua,Ralph Mandel - translator

    Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sayed Kashua, Ralph Mandel - translator
    • Narrated By Fajer Al-Kaisi
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    Sayed Kashua has been praised by The New York Times as "a master of subtle nuance in dealing with both Arab and Jewish society". An Arab-Israeli who lived in Jerusalem for most of his life, Kashua started writing with the hope of creating one story that both Palestinians and Israelis could relate to, rather than two that cannot coexist together. He devoted his novels and his satirical weekly column published in Haaretz to telling the Palestinian story.

    Mona James says: "What a wonderful book"
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