Time of White Horses

by Nasrallah, Ibrahim

Ibrahim Nasrallah was born in Amman, Jordan, and raised in a Palestinian refugee camp. Through the lives of three generations of a Palestinian family in a small village, Nasrallah depicts the tragedy of a whole nation under changing historical circumstances: from the late Ottoman rule to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. With the fusion of historical record with oral history and memory, Ibrahim Nasrallah paints a vivid picture of Palestinian villagers’ preoccupations and aspirations and through a number of memorable characters the reader relive the realities of the Palestinian village in the early twentieth century and the Palestinians’ struggle to maintain the autonomy and dignity they had known for centuries.