Penny Johnson - Companions in Conflict: Animals in Occupied Palestine — at Politics and Prose at Union Market

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Johnson, a longtime Ramallah-based American editor of Jerusalem Quarterly, won the 2013 Palestinian Book award for her work on compiling Seeking Palestine. In her new book she considers the victims of conflict zones that most news reports leave out: the animals. Some of the stories reflect the inherent absurdity of war, like the one from August 2016, when Israeli police arrested a Palestinian donkey for lacking the correct paperwork. Others are tragic, such as the many zoo animals who were literally frightened to death by Israeli explosive devices. And all, from camel beauty contests to a hyena that joins a wolf pack—becoming an unlikely symbol of Middle East peace—to the work of human environmental activists, shed new light on the particular circumstances of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

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$26.99
ISBN: 9781612197432
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Published: Melville House - February 19th, 2019

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