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Amos Oz recalls the traumatic events which led him to the kibbutz, where he would spend the next 30 years. Read by David Fleeshman. Abridged by Robin Brooks.

Israeli writer and intellectual Amos Oz died on the 28th December 2018, leaving a huge legacy of fiction, essays and articles as well as the masterpiece A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS.

The bestselling memoir explores the author’s difficult childhood in Mandatory Palestine. In this final extract, Oz recalls the traumatic event which led him to leave his family and join the kibbutz where he would spend the next 30 years.

Read by David Fleeshman
Written by Amos Oz
Translated by Nicholas de Lange
Abridged by Robin Brooks
Producer Eilidh McCreadie

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