Oranges in No Man's Land
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Elizabeth Laird lived with her husband and son for a short time in Beirut when a civil war was in progress, which went on to inspire the events that form the story of Oranges in No Man’s Land.
Other popular titles include Red Sky in the Morning (1988), Kiss the Dust (1991), Hiding Out (1993), and The Garbage King (2003), The Fastest Boy in the World (2014), Welcome to Nowhere (2017) and A House Without Walls (2019).It sparked a conversation between the three of us too, a discussion about civil war and its consequences.
When people lived side by side as friends, yet now they are separated, how can a child even begin to comprehend that?Elizabeth Laird shows how life continues in the midst of war and how children are the innocent victims caught up in it. As they were both reading it, my interest was piqued, and I sat down and read the whole book in one sitting. What separates the city is an invisible line, a no-mans-land armed with soldiers from each side of the fighting.