Skip to product information
1 of 1


Wild Thorns

SKU: Book_wild thorns

Wild Thorns

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Wild Thorns

By Sahar Khalifeh

“A vivid depiction of life in the West Bank during the first decade of the Israeli occupation…The difficulties and hazards faced by these workers are poignantly portrayed… The author succeeds quite well in conveying the tension and inquietude of daily life in the territories…she also evokes the irrepressible and indomitable spirit of Nablus and its people.” – MultiCultural Review

Wild Thorns is a chronicle of life in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Written in Arabic and first published in Jerusalem in 1976, Wild Thorns, with its panorama of characters and unsentimental portrayals of everyday life, is the first Arab novel to give a true picture of social and personal relations under occupation. Its convincing sincerity, uncompromising honesty, and rich emotional texture plead elegantly for the cause of survival in the face of oppression.

Sahar Khalifeh was born in Nablus in 1941 and is the author of eight novels. She holds a Ph.D. in women’s studies and American literature from the University of Iowa. She divides her time between Amman, Jordan and Nablus, Palestine.

Publisher: Interlink
Paperback, 206 pages
ISBN: 9781566563369


Care Instructions

View full details