Gate of the Sun (Bab al-Shams) by Elias Khoury

On March 1st, 2010 we revisited Gate of the Sun (Bab al-Shams) by the Lebanese author Elias Khoury, published in 1998.

With a lyrical approach to language and a wandering approach to the traditional timeline, this ambitious, provocative, and insightful novel captures the Palestinian crisis – from the war of 1948 to the present – in a collage of poignant and very human stories. It is an emotional and beautiful saga that simply envelopes the reader. Continue reading