Over five years of on-the-ground research. Almost three years of writing and rewriting. And my book about migrant workers and African refugees in Israel just isn't selling. I’ve spent more than two years addressing everything in my control (with the help of an excellent literary agent who has sold some very big books). My experiences as a journalist--and some appalling numbers from the publishing industry--leave me to conclude that editors are passing on my book because I’m a woman. I've also gotten the sense that publishers aren't interested because the discourse about Israel-Palestine is locked into an overly simplistic discussion of…Read More... | 16 Comments
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RT @activestills: Hundreds of refugees protesting in t#Tel Aviv demanding freedom #marchforfreedom http://t.co/egjFTfw2R4
RT @Ha_Matar: March on its way back to Levinski. Two and a half hours of running and chanting: no more prison, we want freedom!!
Israelis help African asylum seeker who was pepper sprayed during the march in Tel Aviv, http://t.co/wc5353CuHN http://t.co/AVqca0Vm49
RT @Ha_Matar: Non-stop demo. #MarchForFreedom u-turns. More than 3000 asylum seekers running back from Kikar Moshavot to Rotchild
PHOTO: Hundreds of African asylum seekers now protesting 'freedom march' arrests in Tel Aviv http://t.co/wc5353CuHN http://t.co/qfHZNYWSoE