Sayed Kashua: Exposure
One of the most important contemporary writers in the Hebrew language, Sayed Kashua portrays Palestinian Israelis with complex and conflicted identities. He has a wry wisdom that he made his own in two novels and a popular Israeli TV sitcom, Arab Labor. Kashua presented his third novel, Exposure in a discussion with London’s Arab Israeli Book Club chaired by Ariel Kahn.
In his latest outing Kashua traces two parallel Palestinian characters: a social worker-turned-photographer who adopts the identity of the comatose Jewish man he is caring for; and a lawyer whose social climbing aspirations lead him into an entirely Jewish world.
Kashua offered an honest and often surprising glimpse of Israeli society from a perspective rarely seen.
Sayed Kashua is an Israeli Arab author and journalist who is well-known for books and humorous columns in Hebrew. Kashua was a resident of Beit Safafa before moving to a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem with his wife and two children.
Ariel Kahn is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at Roehampton University. He has won the Bloomsbury New Writing Competition and the London Writers Competition for his fiction and poetry. He is the founder of the JCC Arab Israeli Book Review, and has just completed his first novel, Raising.
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