Dan McCaslin about "Das Hochzeitsessen"
„Das Hochzeitsessen“ offers the reader a lyrical yet searing glimpse of the suffering and resilience of the Palestinian people amid the painful colonization of the West Bank. Using vivid metaphors and precise details, the author weaves a gripping mosaic mixing colorful details of a specific Arab wedding ritual to create stimulating insights into the universal issues of invasion and migration, resistance and assimilation, and ultimately the enduring spirit of a vibrant culture.
In their new land, the author writes about the family: "They sat at their table in front of the house on their land, on which everything grew as on the land which they called their homeland. What was distant was suddenly very near and grew together with the land they were looking at."
Dan McCaslin, USA