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Wall of Dust

Wall of Dust

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  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 286 pages


Wall of Dust is a story of the human spirit of the pain of loss and the struggle to recover Aisha, a Palestinian schoolteacher, becomes deranged after most of her class is accidentally killed by a missile fired from an Israeli gunship She begins a strange ritual, throwing stones at the security barrier, the eight meter tall concrete wall that separates much of the West Wall of Dust is a story of the human spirit of the pain of loss and the struggle to recover Aisha, a Palestinian schoolteacher, becomes deranged after most of her class is accidentally killed by a missile fired from an Israeli gunship She begins a strange ritual, throwing stones at the security barrier, the eight meter tall concrete wall that separates much of the West Bank from Israel She shouts the name of each dead child and hurls a stone at the concrete monolith Initially alone, she is soon joined by others and her little ritual takes the form of a mass protest At several points she might be stopped, or worse, but she is helped in small but significant ways by several other characters, Israeli and Palestinian Each character who intercedes has experienced a loss a career dead end, a family estrangement, a crisis of faith, a simple loss of hope that guides their actions The acts are small and personal a sniper misses a shot, a teacher comforts, a stranger embraces, a father forgives, an Islamist relents Lyrically written, full of compassion for the people of Palestine and Israel and for the land they inhabit together, Wall of Dust is a story of revelation, redemption, and the persistence of hope


Author Timothy P Niedermann

Timothy P Niedermann is a graduate of Kenyon College and attended the University of Freiburg in Germany He also holds a J.D from Case Western Reserve University Law School A long time professional editor, Mr Niedermann has edited sports, law, celebrity biography, and general interest books as well as ghostwriting memoirs of a Holocaust survivor, an illegal Kosovar immigrant, and a family of J




Wall of Dust Reviews (8)

  • this book is breathtaking. my very first novel about Palestinian cause written by a non Arab writer, Aisha,griefstricken because of the loss of her children in a missile attack on a primary school where she teaches,starts a strange ritual of throwing stones on the ugly separation wall, with nothing [..]

  • I just loved it It really takes your breath away and I enjoyed the descriptions of the feelings and contradictions in the novel To build not to build, why we do something we do, questioning some young believes all are presented in the novel the way here in Palestine we feel and think I would strongl [..]

  • she had turned and was walking away, back up the hill toward theolive grove as she always did Inspiring Story of Young Palestinian Teacher Shows part of Palestinian Struggle and focused on humanitarian side in Palestinian israeli issue , to explain to the World the daily Suffering to live with a Wal [..]

  • Fully recommend this book It is absolutely beautifully written, the descriptions of the landscape bring you write in until you are there, standing staring up at the wall and aware of the futility of everything I really liked the way it was told, from the perspective of different characters and I tho [..]

  • A beautifully written tale of a young Palestinian teacher coming to term with the death of her students. [..]

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