Gaza Blues: Different Stories
Two writers, 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. 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 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.