Online | An Acre-esque Tale

Sunday | 13/06/21 | 06:00 pm

Online | An Acre-esque Tale

Book launch | 

An Acre-esque Tale

By Eyad Barghuthy

Translation from the Arabic: Bruria Horvitz and Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani

Published by the Maktoob book series, Pardes Publishing and the Van Leer Press

An Acre-esque Tale is a unique historical novel about Palestinian society in the 1940s, a society still trying to recover from the trauma of the Great Arab Revolt. It portrays conspiracies and intrigues, loyalties and betrayals, and the national aspirations as reflected in the attempt to establish an independent football league alongside the teams of the Jewish population and the British rulers.

The broadcast will have Hebrew captions.


Chair: Dr. Yonatan Mendel, Maktoob book series, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Opening remarks:

Prof. Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani, Chief Editor, Maktoob book series, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


Dr. Aida Fahmawi-Wattad, Al-Quasemi Academy

Prof. Tamir Sorek, Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Manar Makhoul, The Program for the Study of Arab-Jewish Cultures, Tel Aviv University

Respondent: Eyad Barghuthy, Writer; Deputy Editor, Maktoob series, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

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