WRITING THE MIDDLE EAST
Amos Oz is Israel's leading novelist.
He grew up in war-torn Jerusalem and his life has run alongside the history
of modern Israel. He says that history has poisoned his life. In this
hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge we'll talk with Amos Oz about
life, literature and war.
Pnina Moed Kass is an American
who's lived in Israel for over 35 years. She's written a novel called
"Real Time" about a suicide bombing and the people whose lived
are affected by it. Kass tells Anne Strainchamps how she imagined herself
into the mind of a young Palestinian, and reads from her book. Also,
we hear excerpts from a National Geographic documentary with Lisa
Ling on Female Suicide Bombers. And, Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian
lawyer who's written a memoir called "Strangers in the House: Coming
of Age in Occupied Palestine." He tells Steve Paulson about his
father's early support for a two state solution in the Middle East and
the current conflict.
Jonathan Wilson is the author
of "A Palestine Affair." His novel takes place in 1924 and
he explains why many fundamentalist Jews of that period were anti-Zionist.
Also, Israeli novelist Amos Oz has written a memoir called "A
Tale of Love and Darkness." Oz tells Steve Paulson that his own
life parallels the history of modern Israel and that his parents were
intellectual European emigres. And he provides insights on the current
Khaled Hosseini is the author
of the novel "The Kite Runner." He lives in California now,
but he was born in Afghanistan and his book is set there before the
American invasion. He recalls the way his native country used to be
and offers Jim Fleming his opinion on its prospects for democracy in
Cassette copies are available
at 1-800-747-7444. Ask for program number 05-01-16-A.
- Pnina Moed Kass, Real
Time (Clarion Books)
- Raja Shehadeh, Strangers
in the House: Coming of Age in Occupied Palestine (Penguin)
- Jonathan Wilson, A Palestine
- Amos Oz, A Tale of Love
and Darkness (Harcourt)
- Khaled Hosseini, The
Kite Runner (Riverhead)
- In Pnina Moed Kass:
From Anouar Brahem's "Le pas du chat noir"
-"Le pas du chat noir"
-"Toi qui sait"
-"Un point bleu"
- After Lisa Ling:
Hamid Baroudi w/ "Trance Dance"
on Putumayo Presents World Lounge
- After Raja Shehadeh:
Hamza El Din w/ "A Wish"
on "A Wish"
- In Jonathan Wilson:
From Anouar Brahem's "Conte de l'incroyable amour"
-"Conte de l'incroyable amour"
-"Peshrev Hidjaz Homayoun"
-"Le chien sur les genoux de la devineresse"
- After Amos Oz:
on Yair Dala's "Silan"
- After Khaled Hosseini:
on Musafir's "Dhola Maru"
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