Author: Shibli, Adania
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published on 6 May 2020 by Fitzcarraldo Editions in the United Kingdom.
Paperback | 144 pages
129 x 196 x 20 | 168g
Minor DetailÂ begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba â€“ the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people â€“ and the Israelis celebrate as the War of Independence. Israeli soldiers capture and rape a young Palestinian woman, and kill and bury her in the sand. Many years later, a woman in Ramallah becomes fascinated to the point of obsession with this â€˜minor detailâ€™ of history. A haunting meditation on war, violence and memory,Â Minor DetailÂ cuts to the heart of the Palestinian experience of dispossession, life under occupation, and the persistent difficulty of piecing together a narrative in the face of ongoing erasure and disempowerment.