Time of White Horses
Time of White Horses (Arab Scientific Publishers, Beirut and Algiers, 2007) charts the history of three generations of a Palestinian family in a small village, Jordanian author Ibrahim Nasrallah’s saga is a descendant of a genre introduced in Arabic fiction by Naguib Mahfouz’s famous Cairo Trilogy. Through the lives of the members of this family, Nasrallah depicts the tragedy of a whole nation under changing historical circumstances: the Ottoman rule, the British Mandate and the Nakba (the catastrophe of the Jewish occupation of Palestinian land in 1948) to the expulsion of the Palestinians and finally the post-Nakba era.
Since being shortlisted for IPAF, Time of White Horses has been translated into English by the AUC Press. To find out about more, visit the Translations section.