Israeli Occupation and Palestinian Resistance in the Novel Wild Thorns by Sahar Khalifeh

Ms. Priyanka, Shashikantha Koudur


This paper focuses on literary representation of Israeli Occupation in Palestine which started after Nakba (catastrophe) of 1948. The impact of the occupation on socio-political and economic life of Palestinians has been such that it has become difficult for them to survive in their own homeland. The majority of Palestinians who live inside and outside the Palestinian territories face major challenges and hardships in day-to-day life. In particular, this paper deals with the Israeli Occupation as represented in the novel Wild Thorns by a prominent Palestinian writer Sahar Khalifeh. The different shades of Palestinian resistance to Israeli Occupation are specifically looked into. 


Occupation, Exile, Resistance, Violence.

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