Anton Shammas

Anton Shammas is a Palestinian author, poet, and translator known for his work in both Arabic and Hebrew. He is recognized for his novel 'Arabesques' and his contributions to literature and cultural dialogue.


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  1. 1. Arabesques

    "Arabesques" is a novel that intricately blends autobiography, fiction, and historical narrative to explore the complexities of identity and heritage. Set primarily in the Arab village of Fassuta in northern Israel, the story delves into the life of the narrator and his extended family, tracing their roots and experiences across generations and borders. Through a tapestry of memories, stories, and shifting perspectives, the novel examines themes of displacement, belonging, and the cultural and political tensions in the Middle East, all while challenging the boundaries between history and memory, and truth and fiction.

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