Sayed Kashua is a celebrated successful writer, filmmaker and professor. Even so, when he left home, he found that he was just as out of place as a Palestinian in the Midwest as he was back in Israel.
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Sayed Kashua, Israel’s famed Palestinian literary figure, is set to join the production team of ‘Shtisel,’ a hit drama about an ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem family.
Sayed Kashua’s ‘Second Person Singular’ illuminates Israeli Arabs’ fraught condition as insiders and outsiders and their painful struggle to create a life of meaning.
Crossposted from Haaretz
Israeli Arabs have never been so in demand, and they have the strong showing of the hard-line anti-Arab Yisrael Beiteinu party to thank. This is the thesis of the novelist and satiric columnist Sayed Kashua in Haaretz. Kashua, one of the country’s best-known Israeli Arab writers, has a knack of giving a great insight in to the complexities of Israeli-Arab identity, which he alludes to so entertainingly this essay.