Amelia Thomas

The zoo on the road to Nablus

Dr. Sami greeted the journalist at the ticket office. “Welcome,” he said. “Please come this way.” He began a tour of the zoo, first heading north up the zoo’s main avenue, past the dry fountain, the restaurant, and a dusty playground. At the top, he introduced Ruti, his prize giraffe. Read more of an excerpt from Amelia Thomas’ new book, The Zoo on the Road to Nablus