This Times of Israel article by reporter Mitch Ginsburg celebrates Dalia Betolin-Sherman’s work and budding contribution to the Israeli literary scene. Born in Ethiopia in 1979, Betolin-Sherman crossed the Sudan by foot along with her parents and sister and arrived in Israel in 1984. In 2013, she published her first book of short stories which was well-received both in its original Hebrew and in its English translation. When the World Became White offers an intimate and nuanced look at the struggle for integration and the sense of “otherness” experienced by Ethiopian-Israelis. It won the 2014 Ramat Gan Prize for debut literature and earned Betolin-Sherman the reputation of one of Israel’s most promising young writers.
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