Three Voices from the Galilee

Selected Short Stories by Mohammad Naffaa, Zaki Darwish and Naji Daher / Edited and translated by Jamal Assadi with assistance from Martha Moody and Ibrahim Darwish

by Jamal Assadi (Volume editor)
©2010 Monographs X, 112 Pages


Three Voices from the Galilee is the third in a series of volumes meant to present the short fiction of Mohammad Naffaa, a political activist, Zaki Darwish, an educator, and Naji Daher, a journalist. These stories faithfully record the development of the various aspects of what is paradoxically called Israeli-Palestinian life. Readers of this volume will encounter serious stories strewn with light and humorous scenes and stories of intense love mixed with stories of the unusual. Story after story presents a different choice in terms of point of view, gender and setting. Each character is exciting and convincing. While casual readers of this volume will taste the flavor of a different culture, scholars interested in Arabic literature will be provided with new arenas for academic evaluations and critique.


X, 112
ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2009 (December)
Naffaa, Oak Trees, Laurels, the Camel, Darwish, Ib Naffaa Oak Trees the Camel Darwish Ibrahim Husain Iben Aamer's Meadow The Last Supper Red Stairs The Murmur Concorde Iben as-Simmah Hammer and Writing Desire Daher Laurels
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2010. X, 112 pp.

Biographical notes

Jamal Assadi (Volume editor)

The Editor and Translator: Jamal Assadi is Senior Lecturer and Chair of the Department of English at The College of Sakhnin for Teacher Education, Sakhnin, Israel. He received his Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England. In addition to numerous articles in professional journals and children’s stories, Dr. Assadi is the author of Acting, Rhetoric and Interpretation in Selected Novels by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Saul Bellow (2006), Practicum Guide (2006), A Distant Drummer: Foreign Perspectives on F. Scott Fitzgerald (2007), Mohammad Ali Taha’s «A Rose To Hafeeza’s Eyes» and Other Stories (2008), and Father and Son: Selected Short Fiction by Hanna Ibrahim Elias and Mohammad Ali Saeid (2009).


Title: Three Voices from the Galilee