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Fast Times in Palestine

A Love Affair With A Homeless Homeland
Olson, Pamela, 1980- (Book - 2013)
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"For much of her life--like many Westerners--most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life. Fast Times in Palestine is Olson's powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine--both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson's narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel/Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West's popular understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations. At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking--not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world"--

Perseus Publishing
For much of her life—like many Westerners—most of what Pamela Olson knew of the Middle East was informed by headlines and stereotypes. But when she traveled to Palestine in 2003, she found herself thrown with dizzying speed into the realities of Palestinian life.

Fast Times in Palestine is Olson’s powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine—both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings) as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson’s narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel?Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West’s understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations.

At turns funny, shocking, and galvanizing, Fast Times in Palestine is a gripping narrative that challenges our ways of thinking—not only about the Middle East, but about human nature, cultural identity, and our place in the world.


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Chronicles the author's travel in Palestine, noting the way of life, from the mundane to the violent, in order to expose the Palestinian side of the region's constant conflict.

Authors: Olson, Pamela, 1980-
Statement of Responsibility: Pamela J. Olson
Title: Fast times in Palestine
a love affair with a homeless homeland
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, c2013
Characteristics: 306 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Subject Headings: Palestine Social life and customs Palestine Social conditions Palestine Description and travel TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues. bisacsh Palestinian Arabs Social conditions Olson, Pamela, 1980- Travel Palestine
Topical Term: TRAVEL Essays & Travelogues
Palestinian Arabs
LCCN: 2012041940
ISBN: 158005482X
9781580054829
Branch Call Number: 956.9405 O
Research Call Number: JFD 13-3227
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