A Rift In Time
Raja Shehadeh’s uncle fled the Ottoman police, his family lost their prosperous home by the sea when Israel was created, his father was murdered and his everyday pleasure of walking in the hills around Ramallah is often ruined by checkpoints and barriers. He spoke to Jo Glanville about life under the occupation, the limits of politics and the power of the pen.
Raja Shehadeh is a lawyer. He is founder of the human rights organisation Al-Haq and has written books on international law and the Middle East. In 2008 he was awarded the Orwell Prize forPalestinian Walks.Jo Glanville
Jo Glanville is Editor of the award-winning magazine Index on Censorship. She was a current affairs producer at the BBC and edited Quissat – an anthology of Palestinian women’s fiction.