Siegebreakers: A discussion of Justin Podur’s significant novel set in Gaza
Thu, January 6, 2022 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
One event on Thu, January 13, 2022 at 6:00 PM
A novel by Justin Podur
with two weeks of group discussions*
Justin made a presentation on Siegebreakers on Saturday, September 18 and the Marxist Education Project’s Literary Studies Group will host two weeks of discussion on two consecutive Thursdays following the holidays on January 6th and 13th.
Under the crushing weight of the siege of Gaza, Laila and Nasser are members of the Palestinian resistance fighting desperately to free their people. Together, they learn of a plan to unite the disparate Palestinian factions and break Israel’s siege. Unknown to them, Ari, a brilliant Israeli spy, has decided that his conscience can no longer allow him to participate in the starvation of Gaza. A double agent whose every move is under mounting suspicion, Ari reaches out to the American contractors who trained him with a secret plan. As they all struggle to break the siege, they face the wrath of the Israeli military machine.
“Siegebreakers is at once a gritty, violent thrill ride and the first book I would hand to someone who wants to understand Gaza today.” —Dr. Tarek Loubani, emergency doctor and volunteer physician at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City
“Based on an industrious research, this dramatic and powerful tale shows once more the power of fiction to illuminate and expose what the media fails, or is unwilling, to disclose about life under siege in the Gaza Strip and its impact on the people incarcerated in it.” —Ilan Pappe, historian and author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine
Justin Podur is the author of Haiti’s New Dictatorship. He has contributed chapters to Empire’s Ally: Canada and the War in Afghanistan and Real Utopia. He is an associate professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University in Toronto.
*Discount codes for purchase of book will be provided with registration
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