Pamela Olson - Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland

Colfax Avenue: Pamela Olson lived in Ramallah, Palestine, for two years, during which she served as head writer and editor for the Palestine Monitor and as foreign press coordinator for Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s 2005 presidential campaign. In 2006 she moved to Washington, DC, and worked at a Defense Department think tank to try to bring what she had learned to the halls of power—an educational but disillusioning experience. Olson will talk about her first book Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland ($16.00 Seal Press), a powerful, deeply moving account of life in Palestine—both the daily events that are universal to us all (house parties, concerts, barbecues, and weddings), as well as the violence, trauma, and political tensions that are particular to the country. From idyllic olive groves to Palestinian beer gardens, from Passover in Tel Aviv to Ramadan in a Hamas village, readers will find Olson’s narrative both suspenseful and discerning. Her irresistible story offers a multi-faceted understanding of the Palestinian perspective on the Israel–Palestine conflict, filling a gap in the West’s understanding of the difficult relationship between the two nations.

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Event date: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 7:30pm
Event address: 
2526 East Colfax Avenue
80206 Denver
ISBN: 9781580054829
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Seal Press (CA) - March 12th, 2013