Nava EtShalom is a poet and editor in Philadelphia. As a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania, she writes about the Anglophone literary history of Zionism and the appearances and occlusions within it of the Palestinian Nakba.
Somebody’s Protest Novel
Chabon apologizes for Israel even when he’s critiquing it. But in 2007, he wrote a novel with an alternate history that sheds a light on the actual present....