for forthcoming uk programmes of jewish or israeli interest

Playing with Bombs

this afternoon (friday 13th), 3.45-4.00pm, on bbc radio 4
playing with bombs (written by mai al-nakib) (in the new writing from the arab world series)

The Hidden Light of Objects was her first collection of short stories and it won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s First Book Award in 2014. In the most heartbreaking tale, Playing with Bombs, fifteen year old Palestinian boy Nimr falls for the Medusa-like Sireen but gets entangled in a suicide bomb plot. ‘We were hopeful and we were special,’ he says from beyond the grave.”
Described by the BBC as… Sharing notes and longing looks through a gap in the wall which divides their gardens, they begin to explore each other and discover their hopes and plans for the future.

(see also http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/20140510/kuwaiti-author-mai…)
(if you miss it, available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06ns27g)

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