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Wednesday, February 4, 2004


I was asked why had I set a Jewish mother in the first chapter of Sodot and an Arab mother at the ending.

The question never occured to me. I do not sit at the table with a math copybook and a ruler, to definitely organize the chapters as in the army.

And for me both Anna and Siwar are not only mothers, their motherhood is part of their womanhood.

Revelation (Siwar's journal) belongs to the Epilogue, is the Epilogue, is a novel on its own.

And Anna, well, she's the beginning, as the first word in the Bible reads, In the Beginning.

Two women, and worlds apart. Two women and to the discerning eye, just one.


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