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A Literary Thriller With A Moral Twist — ‘Waking Lions’ By Ayelet Gundar-Goshen Touches On Eritrean Refugees & Jewish Relations From A Literary Perspective | I’ve Read This

So onto my next video review. The book I review below is called Waking Lions by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, and I picked it up because of the premise — it’s timely and unique. It’s also a translation, which prompted me to read it because I love exploring books from cultures and languages other than my own — it’s like traveling without the food poisoning!

Smokey seems content to just hang out in my arms in this one which was a nice break from the usual for her. You’ll notice I make a funny face at the camera when trying to get my point across at the very end, and now that I’ve watched the video a few times I realize how annoying that can become (sorry ’bout that). I’ve been reading a few articles online about how to make better YouTube videos so I’ve attempted to add an ‘end screen’, but you’ll also notice my audio is still pretty crappy because I haven’t sprung for an external mic yet. All in due time…

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About Ayelet Gundar-Gosher

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Author | Bio & Image From Pushkin Press

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen, Author | Bio & Image From Pushkin Press

Ayelet Gundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982 and holds an MA in Clinical Psychology from Tel Aviv University. Her film scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the Berlin Today Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. Her debut novel One Night, Markovitch won the Sapir Prize for best debut and is being translated into five languages. // Buy Waking Lions | Author Interview With The Guardian

More Info About The Eritrean Crisis

Escaping Eritrea: ‘If I die at sea, it’s not a problem – at least I won’t be tortured’ // The Guardian

The America Team For Displaced Eritreans // Non-Profit Organization Based In Southeastern Pennsylvania


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