Minor Detail

Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions

Published: 6th May '20

£10.99

A beautiful meditation on war, violence, memory and injustice, set in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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Description

MINOR DETAIL begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba – the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people – and the Israelis celebrate as the War of Independence. Israeli soldiers capture and rape a young Palestinian woman, and kill and bury her in the sand. Many years later, a woman in Ramallah becomes fascinated to the point of obsession with this ‘minor detail’ of history. A haunting meditation on war, violence and memory, MINOR DETAIL cuts to the heart of the Palestinian experience of dispossession, life under occupation, and the persistent difficulty of piecing together a narrative in the face of ongoing erasure and disempowerment.

Additional information

Dimensions 125 × 197 mm
Page Count 144