In The Unchosen: The Lives of Israel's New Others
(University of Chicago/Pluto Press
, 2017), Mya Guarnieri-Jaradat
offers her readers an intimate, often devastatingly gloomy portrait of the lives of Southeast Asian migrant workers and African asylum seekers in Israel. She depicts an image of a reality of poverty, harassment, and abuse that often goes largely unseen. Based on a decade's worth of experience in the field, The Unchosen
sheds light on Israel's often brutal treatment of these marginalized and frequently silenced peoples, providing them with a space where their voices can be heard.
Mya Guarnieri Jaradat is a journalist and writer who spent nearly a decade covering Israel and the occupied Palestinian Territories. Her work has been published in a number of literary and media outlets, including the Nation
, Al Jazeera English
, Foreign Policy
, The Guardian
, Kenyon Review
, and Boston Review
Yaacov Yadgar is the Stanley Lewis Professor of Israel Studies at the University of Oxford. His most recent book is Sovereign Jews: Israel, Zionism and Judaism (SUNY Press, 2017). You can read more of Yadgar's work here.