Sayed Kashua, is an Israeli Arab author and journalist; was born in Tira, Israel.
He is best known for both his books as well as hishumoristic columns in Arabic as well as in Hebrew.
Kashua writes satirical columns in Hebrew for Ha'arez newspaper and a local Jerusalem weekly,Ha'ir (The City).
His writing is based on a humorous style, addressing the problems that Arabs, living in modersn Israel, face these days; caught in-between the two worlds.
His recent most famous TV series "Arabixx work" Avoda Aravit (Arab labor), is a satirical sitcom written by Kashua and aired on Israel's Channel 2.
A large part of the dialogue is in Arabic with Hebrew subtitles.
Dancing Arabs (2002) is about a young man who shifts between two societies, turning into a stranger to both.
The hero's grandfather had died fighting the Zionists in 1948; his father was jailed for taking part in a terrorist-attach and he, was granted a scholarship to an elite Jewish boarding school…..
Instead of fulfilling his family's dreams of his global success, the hero finds himself engaged in no other than trying to win his Jewish peers' approval, by trying to look and act like them.
Dancing Arabs brilliantly maps one man's struggle to disentangle his personal and national identities, only to tragically and inevitably forfeit both.
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