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Apeirogon

– tekijä: Colum McCann

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"Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of intractable conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to take to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend. Theirs is a life in which children from both sides of the wall throw stones at one another. But their worlds shift irreparably when ten-year-old old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet meant to quell unruly crowds, and again when thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn one another's stories and the loss that connects them, they become part of a much larger tale that ranges over centuries and continents. Apeirogon is a novel that balances on the knife edge of fiction and nonfiction. Bassam and Rami are real men and their actual words are a part of this narrative, one that builds through thousands of moments and images into one grand, unforgettable crescendo"--… (lisätietoja)
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Apeirogon - a shape with a countably infinite number of sides. From the Greek apeiron 'to be boundless, to be endless' and the Indo-European per 'to try, to risk'. Mathematically an apeirogon approaches the shape of a circle. When magnified, however, it appears as a straight line.

Colum McCann chose this shape for the title of his 2020 novel that explores the never-ending conflict between Israel and Palestine in the Middle East. The protagonists are Bassam and Rami, both of whom have lost a daughter to the conflict. Although Bassam is Palestinian and Rami is Israeli, the two find common ground in their grief and the useless deaths of their daughters. A friendship develops and they work together to make people on both sides of the conflict - both internally and internationally - aware of the consequences of senseless killing by telling their own personal stories.

I quite liked the book for the story it tells as well as its message. I have to admit that apart from what one hears on the news I am not very informed about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Reading the novel made me dive a little deeper and read up on several issues online, but I still feel that I do not know enough to read the novel with the historical background knowledge it probably deserves. Still, the story captivated me and I liked McCann's way of portraying the conflict through the lens of two personally involved characters. 4 stars. ( )
  OscarWilde87 | Jul 25, 2021 |
This is a difficult book to review, because it's based on real events in a highly contested political conflict: the deaths of two girls, one Israeli and killed by a suicide bomber in downtown Jerusalem, one Palestinian and killed by a rubber bullet during a break in her school day. Their fathers become involved in the peace movement, partly, but not only, as a result of their deaths.

McCann has chosen an unusual structure for his novel: 500 sections, ranging from a sentence (or a picture) to several pages, numbered from 1-500; a middle section numbered 1001; and then another 500 sections, from 500 to 1, for a total of 1,001--like the Arabian Nights. The sections digress onto topics ranging from birds to geometry to an Israeli TV comedy skit. As a work of literature, it's lovely, the tiny pieces ultimately fitting together. The pain of the fathers is real and clear, as is the pain of the occupation.

The politics here are tricky. There is no objective way to write about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, nothing that will not have you criticized, which also can make it very difficult to critique a work of literature. What one person views as sympathetic towards one "side" may be viewed, by someone else, as objective; and critique may be viewed as simply an outgrowth of the critic's preexisting beliefs. With that said, I don't believe McCann's interest here is in being objective or presenting "both sides." He goes more in depth into the Palestinian narrative. This isn't about the treatment of individuals, but of national stories. As a novel, it's probably stronger for dispensing with false objectivity, but it's worth considering when placing the novel in context. Apeirogon literally means a figure with many sides, but the book is not about multiple political points of view. It's about two men's and their families and their perspectives, not those of all the Israelis and Palestinians. Some of the publicity for this book is giving it a burden it can't bear--the ability to open up the conflict for readers. That's not something it does and it's something it can't do.

It's worth remembering that McCann is an outsider. It's not for me to say that he should or should not have written this book. He's clearly listened and transmitted the views and feelings of the people in the story. But he is at a remove. He is bound to filter this story through his own biases. Read this book. Understand the story. But don't elevate the words of a European man above the voices of those actually involved in the conflict, who do tell their stories. It makes me somewhat uncomfortable--as a frequent reader of Israeli fiction and nonfiction in particular--to see his voice elevated above those who have experienced it firsthand. ( )
  arosoff | Jul 11, 2021 |
Unlike any other book I've read. Dazzlingly brilliant, reflecting an infinite number of sides; points of view; parallels;metaphors. Based on a true story of two fathers, one Israeli, one Palestinian; and two daughters, each killed by the opposite side. Impossible really to review - just read it, I say! ( )
  bobbieharv | Jun 11, 2021 |
McCann’s writing is not sentimental or brutal but it is tender, direct and honest. I found it both heart warming and very disturbing. I loved the writing style once I had acclimatised. The short chapters, little gems of facts that intersperse the narrative, punchy statements that hit you out of the blue, unnerving and shocking, searing into your head, making you wonder how people have the courage and determination to endure.

Two unlikely friends, Bassam a Palestinian and Rami an Israeli, united in the loss of their beautiful, young and innocent daughters, Abir and Smadar, a friendship that transcends the hatred and animosity between Palestinians and Israelis, using "the force of their grief as a weapon".

To be constantly watching, interrogating and humiliating fellow humans has got to be as soul destroying to the perpetrators as it is to the occupied. In fact Bassam does say to the young Israeli who killed his daughter Abir, that he is the victim. It takes courage, determination and faith to not be eaten by a hunger for revenge, to realise that your 'opponent' is also human and begin to listen, talk and learn and so be able to change perspectives. I greatly admire these two men and those like them.

Ignorance breeds fear and mistrust, we see that in every culture, so it is refreshing to see hope and determination and an understanding that by listening and learning about each other, things and ideas can change. If the oppressors question what they are doing to the oppressed, see them as people, don't let fear and propaganda dictate their behaviour, then there is hope even if their respective leaders haven't yet caught up. This is about shared loss and how that is common to everyone and not reserved for one side only.

It is a reminder that we are all human no matter our colour or creed and that no-one deserves to suffer at the hand of others. It is quite frightening that we haven't yet learnt that talking, listening, discussing, focusing on commonalities is the most humane and sustainable way forward.

A punchy, thought provoking, emotional read. ( )
  Matacabras | Mar 19, 2021 |
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The hills of Jerusalem are a bath of fog.
De heuvels van Jeruzalem baden in mist.
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The thing about the Occupation is that it never let you decide. It took away your ability for choice. Banish it and choice would appear.
My name is Bassam Aramin. I am the father of Abir. Everything else rose out of that.
It struck him early on that people were afraid of the enemy because they were terrified that their lives might get diluted, that they might lose themselves of the tangle of knowing each other.
Above his desk he tacked a line he remembered from the Persian poet, Rumi: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I have begun to change myself.
Some people have an interest in keeping the silence. Others have an interest in sowing hatred based on fear. Fear makes money, and it makes laws, and it takes land, and it builds settlements, and fear likes to keep everyone silent.
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"Bassam Aramin is Palestinian. Rami Elhanan is Israeli. They inhabit a world of intractable conflict that colors every aspect of their daily lives, from the roads they are allowed to take to the schools their daughters, Abir and Smadar, each attend. Theirs is a life in which children from both sides of the wall throw stones at one another. But their worlds shift irreparably when ten-year-old old Abir is killed by a rubber bullet meant to quell unruly crowds, and again when thirteen-year-old Smadar becomes the victim of suicide bombers. When Bassam and Rami learn one another's stories and the loss that connects them, they become part of a much larger tale that ranges over centuries and continents. Apeirogon is a novel that balances on the knife edge of fiction and nonfiction. Bassam and Rami are real men and their actual words are a part of this narrative, one that builds through thousands of moments and images into one grand, unforgettable crescendo"--

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