"In this impossible task of representation, Arthur Neslen writes a book that is impossible to put down. "In Your Eyes a Sandstorm" is where Joyce's "The Dubliners" meets Howard Zinn's "A People's History." Thrilling, compassionate, and unflinching narratives and dialogues converge the critical events of contemporary Palestinian being into the present. Palestinians are field negroes, house negroes, ghettoized schlemiels and pariahs, ethnically cleansed, colonized, occupied, militant, pacifist, doctors, zookeepers, rappers, journalists, teachers, etc. They are also an original people who will continue to write a new story in the book of survival and hope, of overcoming suffering and, hopefully, of going beyond power." --Fady Joudah, author of "The Earth in the Attic" and translator of Mahmoud Darwish's "If I Were Another" "In this wonderful collection, one can hear the Palestinians speaking for themselves and not through others who may distort or dim their messages. Very few collections have brought home to us so vividly and authentically what it means to be a Palestinian today." --Ilan Pappe, author of "The Rise and Fall of a Palestinian Dynasty" "This highly original work is an important contribution to Palestine literature, especially in the way that personal narrative interacts with and enriches collective-national and public memory." --Nur Masalha, author of "Expulsion of the Palestinians: The Concept of "Transfer" in Zionist Political Thought" "Neslen powerfully gives voice to Palestinians, humanizes them, and reveals the complexities of Palestinian society." --Sara Roy, author of "Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza " "A remarkable achievement at the junction of Middle East politics and anthropology, this collection of interviews with Palestinians from eight successive generations--defined according to historical watersheds--is a necessary complement to treatise-like readings on the Palestinians and the Israel-Palestine conflict. It offers the means for a reasoned empathy with the Palestinian people, and provides a perfect counterpoint to the 'journey through the Israeli psyche' which Arthur Neslen took his readers on in his previous book." --Gilbert Achcar, author of "The Arabs and the Holocaust: The Arab-Israeli War of Narratives"