So far agreements have been reached for the translation and publication rights in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
There is so much that is impresseive to say about this work. Its narrative style is reminiscent of Herman Wouk's The Winds of War with its clever alternating of real events with fictive characters. The blend works superbly. It is also reminiscent of the racy Grisham narrative technique. But this is a novel that seeks to do more than just entertain the reader. It is also a powerful and courageous condemnation of the current world order with its quagmire of double standards, hypocrisy, mendacity and inhumanity. It is well worth reading and engaging with by creating a continuing dialogue around it.
by Dr. Faysal Mikdadi
Having grown up and travelled in East Africa and the Middle East, London based freelance writer William Hanna had already witnessed the appalling inequity of colonialism wherein indigenous populations were economically marginalised, maligned, maltreated, and even massacred while European settlers occupied their lands and exploited their resources.
While British, French, Portuguese, Spanish, and other colonial powers had been mainly concerned with subjugating indigenous populations, plundering their countries' resources, and then eventually recognising the necessity to grant them independence as occurred in Africa, the Jewish settlers had come to Palestine not just to simply colonise, but to ruthlessly replace the indigenous population. It was this cold, calculated, and cruel rapaciousness of Zionism colonisation of Palestine that motivated Hanna to write about such barbaric ethnic cleansing by a people who more than any other should know better.