| Gaza Blues: Different Stories
by Etgar Keret and Samir el-Youssef
Israeli Etgar Keret and Palestinian Samir el-Youssef, have
engaged in a challenging and provocative artistic collaboration,
producing a book of short stories and a novella exploring
different aspects of a fraught and complex situation. Their
bleak, hip, urban tales reflect the dreams and nightmares
of living in contemporary Israel and during the first Intifada.
Etgar Keret, born in Tel-Aviv in 1967 is a popular author
amongst Israeli youth who see him as expressing their world..
all his books have been bestsellers and he has been translated
world-wide. He lectures at the Tel Aviv University Film School.
His film Skin Deep won an Israeli Oscar. This is the first
time he has been published by a UK publisher
Samir El-Youssef was born in the Lebanon in 1965 now living
in London. He is an essayist, short story writer and reviewer.
He is a regular contributor to major Arab periodicals and
to London-based Arabic news services. His first collection
of stories 'Domestic Affairs' was published in Beirut in 1994.
Paperback - 180pp - May 2004