Interview with Shani Boianjiu, author of “The People of Forever Are Not Afraid”

By Mary Fisk|March 15, 2013|Literature, Middle East, Central Asia & Islamica|0 comments

Shani Boianjiu was born in Jerusalem twenty-five years ago, and grew up in a village near the Lebanese border. She later studied at Harvard. Her debut novel, The people of forever are not afraid, which chronicles the experiences of three teenage Israeli girls through their high school years, military service and on into civilian life, was published in English at the end of 2012.

In the following interview (given to the online magazine Tablet in December 2012), Shani Boianjiu describes the influences on her writing, why she chose to publish first in English  and how elements in the novel reflect her own experiences growing up in Israel and her military service in the Israeli Defence Force.

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You can find The people of forever are not afraid  in SOAS Library at QJ823BOI / 755219

Click here to go to the catalogue entry

 

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