Shani Boianjiu’s “The People of Forever Are Not Afraid”

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This week we feature an excerpt from Shani Boianjiu’s novel, “The People of Forever Are Not Afraid,” published in 2012 in English.

The novel is told in a series of vignettes narrated by three young Israeli women – Lea, Avishag and Yael – following their high school years in a small northern village, through their enlistment in the Israeli Defence Force where they train marksmen, guard a border and man a checkpoint. The novel follows them into their twenties.

Shani Boianjiu, The People of Forever Are Not Afraid, Hogarth; First Edition (September 11, 2012)

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