ISBN: 9781783190768
Binding: PaperBack

The Keepers of Infinite Space

Omar El-Khairy


‘You’ve got to learn when to throw your punches – when they least expect it. There’s no use flailing in the dark. This is where battles are raged – and wars won.’

Saeed is a bookseller in Nablus. His father Khalil is a property developer. They’re just an ordinary family, quietly building a new Palestine. Until one day Saeed is arrested and thrown into gaol. Ashis future disappears, Saeed finds that the answer to his problems may lie in the past, and in the secrets his father has kept from him…

Since the Israeli occupation in 1967, Palestine has become a nation of prisons. Up to 40% of the male population have been detained under military orders. Virtually every family has seen at least one relative put behind bars, and entire generations have grown up facing the prospect of the cell. With the release of political prisoners a key part of the current peace process, The Keepers of Infinite Space explores the dynamics of the Israeli prison system to reveal its fraught legacy for Israelis and Palestinians alike.

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ISBN13 9781783190768
Binding PaperBack


‘The Keepers of Infinite Space is a demanding play. Often it is not easy watching – scenes of violence and terror are common. But it is necessary and bold political theatre, and it will have you thinking for days.’ Four stars - Everything Theatre

‘…an engulfing, immediate and powerful depiction of a man whose entire existence is crumbling before him.’ What’s On Stage

‘The human cost is sometimes marginalised in the face of the warring ideologies. El-Khairy, however, has penned a piece that reclaims that humanitarian ground as fertile territory for his achingly sad examination of the people caught up in the maelstrom.’ – Public Reviews

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