SUSAN NATHAN was born in England and when young visited family and friends in apartheid-era South Africa, the country of her father's birth. It was there that she had several deep encounters with the social and political situation of that country. She became an AIDS counselor in London, and after she was divorced and her children were grown, she followed the Jewish Law of Return and moved to Israel.
"She traverses a country deprived of inter-ethnic friendship with extraordinary observation, sensitivity, and insight."--John Snow, The Guardian"Susan Nathan's story . . . is the more telling because she writes with just as much warmth about her Jewish friends as she displays towards the Palestinians who befriend her. This important book not only has the ring of truth about it but an aura of hope as well." --Jonathan Dimbleby