Book review – Haifa fragments

haifa fragmentsHaifa fragments
By Khulud Khamis
Published by New Internationalist
ISBN 9781780262598
price £8.99 paperback

In this novel, jewelery designer Maisoon wants an ordinary life, which isn’t easy for a Palestinian citizen of Israel who refuses to be crushed by the feeling she is an unwelcome guest in the land of her ancestors. Inspired after joining an activist peace movement and frustrated by the apathy of her boyfriend and father she lashes out, only to discover her father is not the man she thought he was. Raised a Christian, in a relationship with a Muslim man and enamoured with a Palestinian woman from the Occupied territories, Maisoon must decide her own path.

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