Interview with Sayed Kashua – For Absolute Equality in All Areas of Life

In his novels Sayed Kashua, a very famous author in Israel, talks about the lives of the country’s Arab citizens. Nader Alsarras spoke to him about his new novel that deals with the co-existence of different nationalities and religions in Israel.


Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian author and journalist with an Israeli passport, was born in 1975 and raised in the Arab town of Tira in Israel. Apart from his work for the Israeli newspaper “Ha’aretz”, Kashua also published three novels in Hebrew over the last few years. He writes about the lives of Israel’s Arab citizens and about the lifestyles of Israeli society, dealing with the internal and external conflicts between the different nationalities and mentalities. His books received major national and international interest and have been translated into several European languages. His recently published novel “Second person” was nominated for one of the most important literary awards of Israel.

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