An ordinary Gazan’s “devastating contemporary war journal” that chronicles his struggle to survive Israel’s invasion of Gaza (Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient.)
The Drone Eats with Me is an unforgettable rendering of everyday civilian life shattered by the realities of twenty-first-century warfare. Israel’s 2014 invasion of Gaza lasted 51 days, killed 2,145 Palestinians (578 of them children), injured over 11,000 people, and demolished more than 17,000 homes.
Atef Abu Saif, a young father and novelist, puts an indelibly human face on these statistics, providing a rare window into the texture of a community and the realities of a conflict that is too often obscured by politics.
By Atef Abu Saif. Paperback. 264 pages. Published by Beacon Press, 2015.