- The main message of “A Palestinian’s Daily Commute.”
- What was it like reading this text?
- What emotions did you feel?
- What were its strengths and weaknesses?
Now compare it to this version of the article?
- How is the experience of this article different?
- What “modes” of communication did this version use?
- What do they add? Do they detract anything?
With The City and the City, there’s a lot to possibly discuss with the concept of “boundaries” or “borders.” On page 74, Borlu describes attending a conference on “policing split cities,” where they “had sessions on Budapest and Jerusalem and Berlin, and Beszel and Ul Qoma.” Borlu and Corwi are shocked that Beszel and Ul Qoma are understood as a “split city,” so in what ways is The City and The City different than a place like Palestine/Israel?
Name places where we create boundaries or borders? Or where we recognize those borders, when they are more “natural”?