Every Writer Loves to Recount a Wretched Childhood Except This One

Israeli-Arab writer Ala Hlehel is not afraid to attack the ills of his society, but he has a word or two to say about Zionism.

The woman in black making her way slowly through the Acre market passed by a fish stand that was packed with buyers and fresh lobsters. She wore a black robe and a black burka which completely covered her body, head and face. Only her flat black shoes were visible.”