Timothy P. Niedermann
- Title: Wall of Dust
- Author: Timothy P. Niedermann
- ISBN: null
- Page: 432
- Format: Paperback
Wall of Dust is a story of the human spirit of the pain of loss and the struggle to recover Aisha, a Palestinian schoolteacher, becomes deranged after most of her class is accidentally killed by a missile fired from an Israeli gunship She begins a strange ritual, throwing stones at the security barrier, the eight meter tall concrete wall that separates much of the WestWall of Dust is a story of the human spirit of the pain of loss and the struggle to recover Aisha, a Palestinian schoolteacher, becomes deranged after most of her class is accidentally killed by a missile fired from an Israeli gunship She begins a strange ritual, throwing stones at the security barrier, the eight meter tall concrete wall that separates much of the West Bank from Israel She shouts the name of each dead child and hurls a stone at the concrete monolith Initially alone, she is soon joined by others and her little ritual takes the form of a mass protest At several points she might be stopped, or worse, but she is helped in small but significant ways by several other characters, Israeli and Palestinian Each character who intercedes has experienced a loss a career dead end, a family estrangement, a crisis of faith, a simple loss of hope that guides their actions The acts are small and personal a sniper misses a shot, a teacher comforts, a stranger embraces, a father forgives, an Islamist relents Lyrically written, full of compassion for the people of Palestine and Israel and for the land they inhabit together, Wall of Dust is a story of revelation, redemption, and the persistence of hope.
Recent Comments "Wall of Dust"
I just loved it. It really takes your breath away and I enjoyed the descriptions of the feelings and contradictions in the novel. To build not to build, why we do something we do, questioning some young believes all are presented in the novel the way here in Palestine we feel and think. I would strongly recommend it.
this book is breathtaking!! my very first novel about Palestinian cause written by a non Arab writer, Aisha,griefstricken because of the loss of her children in a missile attack on a primary school where she teaches,starts a strange ritual of throwing stones on the ugly separation wall, with nothing expected but to relive her anger, with time she becomes a leader and people follow her steps and consider her a symbolis book transported me right there, because of the rich poetic description, the o [...]
" she had turned and was walking away, back up the hill toward theolive grove as she always did.'وبكره راجعين لـ أرضكَ يا فلسطين قصة جميلة Inspiring Story of Young Palestinian Teacher Shows part of Palestinian Struggle and focused on humanitarian side in Palestinian-israeli issue , to explain to the World the daily Suffering to live with ' a Wall ' that occupied your country , your land and your Freedom nce the writer is non-Palestinian , this is the main reason [...]
Fully recommend this book - It is absolutely beautifully written, the descriptions of the landscape bring you write in until you are there, standing staring up at the wall and aware of the futility of everything. I really liked the way it was told, from the perspective of different characters and I thought all the characters were developed really well. To be honest, my only criticism was that it was too short!!! I didn't want to leave the characters behind and felt really sad when the book ended [...]
A beautifully written tale of a young Palestinian teacher coming to term with the death of her students.
Wall of Dust will keep you engaged from page one. This is a "must read" for anyone remotely interested in the Palestinian-Israeli dilemma. Tim Niedermann excels at portraying the human cost to conflict.
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