On love, liberation and imagination. A Memoir from Palestine.
“Thrilling, challenging, inspiring, thoughtful. The Parachute Paradox is part romance, part thriller, part political analysis. It is thoroughly redemptive and frustrating at the same time. It embraces the reality of a journey of identity and a path to internal peace. Any interested party in the Arab-Israeli conflict must read this firsthand account. In it, Steve tracks all the harmful pitfalls of stereotypes and gives the reader a taste of the kind of spiritual vision necessary to take us beyond the boxes that entrap us.”
Rabbi Yehuda Sarna, New York
The Parachute Paradox tells the inspiring and moving life story of the renowned award-winning artist and writer Steve Sabella, born under Israeli Occupation in Jerusalem and now living in Berlin. “The Parachute Paradox offers narrative storytelling of the life of the Jerusalemite artist and his experiences under Israeli Occupation. It proposes a subject that is unprecedented in Palestinian literature: the liberation of the self and the homeland through the liberation of the imagination.”
Al-Araby Al-Jadeed, London
“Perhaps the fact that the author is an accomplished artist and photographer explains the volume’s elegant appearance. We later discover a young man whose freedom does not exist except as an expression of his art and as an endless love for the girl of his dreams”.
Eric Hoffer Award winner announcement on The US Review of Books