Time of White Horses

Time of White Horses

Publishing House: Oxford University Press

Publication Year: 2012

Genre: Novel

Number of Pages: 634

Time of White Horses this captivating tale, blending both humor and tragedy, unfolds against the backdrop of Jerusalem, from the twilight of the Ottoman era to the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. Ibrahim Nasrallah employs vivid imagery to bring to life the concerns and hopes of Palestinian villagers—their deep-rooted connection to their land, their livestock, and their community.

The narrative centers around Hajj Mahmud, the venerable leader of the village of al-Hadiya, his son Khalid, and their cherished horse, al-Hamama. Along with a host of other unforgettable characters—ranging from the valiant to the corrupt—we are transported into the world of early 20th-century Palestinian rural life, the disruptive forces of Zionist colonization, the upheaval brought on by the British mandate, and its subsequent consequences.

The story encapsulates the Palestinians’ enduring battle to preserve their centuries-old sense of autonomy and dignity while adjusting to new realities under Zionist governance.

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