Absurd tales from a Palestinian home

Sharon and my Mother-in-Law, by Suad Amiry, Granta Books, €18.70.

29th January, 2005

Sharon and my Mother-in-Law, by Suad Amiry, Granta Books, €18.70.

Suad Amiry is an architect, a dog-lover, a resident of the Palestinian city of Ramallah and now, a best-selling writer. In this memoir of the occupation of the city in 2002, Amiry describes how she endured 42 days indoors with Um Salim, her nonagenarian mother-in-law.

In so doing, she exposes the absurdity of Israeli bureaucracy.

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