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Writing as bombs fall, in both Gaza and Tel Aviv
Writing as bombs fall, in both Gaza and Tel Aviv

Last week’s review of “The Book of Gaza” in the Guardian called the writing “uneven,” but praised the book overall as “a fascinating series of snapshots into a culture at time of crisis.” The anthology of short fiction by Palestinian writers was published in July by the British nonprofit Comma Press. The Guardian review singled out Najlaa Ataallah for praise for her story "The Whore of Gaza.” Born in 1987, Ataallah is an engineering student. The protagonist of her work of short fiction is a 33-year-old virgin who “muses on her sexuality and the adulterous relationship” in which she’s involved. Now Ataallah and many...

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