Minor Detail

Minor Detail

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 06/05/2020
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Minor Detail
I absolutely urge you to read this book!
I absolutely cannot recommend this enough! if you're after a fiction book about the genocide in palestine set a year after the nakba, this one is so educat... READ MORE
Léa at Brighton


Longlisted for the International Booker Prize 2021 Minor Detail begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba - the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people - and the Israelis celebrate as the War of Independence. Israeli soldiers capture and rape a young Palestinian woman, and kill and bury her in the sand. Many years later, a woman in Ramallah becomes fascinated to the point of obsession with this 'minor detail' of history. A haunting meditation on war, violence and memory, Minor Detail cuts to the heart of the Palestinian experience of dispossession, life under occupation, and the persistent difficulty of piecing together a narrative in the face of ongoing erasure and disempowerment.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781913097172
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Dimensions: 197 x 125 mm

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Minor Detail
Captivating and intense
This novella raises the following question: How do you gain historical understanding of a supposedly 'minor' event when all you are presented with is biase... READ MORE
Esther Jones
Minor Detail
A refreshing perspective of the Palestinian experience
Minor Details details conveys a sense of an extraordinary conflict whilst drawing on the everyday normality of the Palestinian experience. Shibli crafts a ... READ MORE
Henry Bunkall
Minor Detail
Utterly Heart Breaking
This had been recommended to me before Christmas, at the time it took a little tracking down. I knew this would be quite the read and it was. A small book... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp