April 2013 Trade Releases Eland Books

A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza Dervla Murphy

Hardback | Apr 2013 | Eland Books | 9781906011475 | 224pp | 215x135mm | GEN | AUD$39.99, NZD$47.99

Over the summer of 2011, Dervla Murphy spent a month in the Gaza Strip. She met liberals and Islamists, Hamas and Fatah supporters, rich and poor. Through reported conversations she creates a vivid picture of life in this coastal fragment of self-governing Palestine. Bombed and cut-off from normal contact with the rest of the world, life in Gaza is beset with structural, medical and mental health problems, yet it is also bursting with political engagement and underwritten by an intense enjoyment of family life. During her month by sea, Dervla develops an acute eye for the way in which isolation has shaped this society.