Peter E. Sabella
A Novel about Purpose, Choices, and Consequences
Foreword by Ilan Pappe
Ever since animal life came into being on the Animal Globe, animals were given a choice to live the way they choose. Nevertheless, with or without their knowledge, they have a deep connection to the Meadow of the Olive Tree created at the beginning of time and the Mystic Five Birds that live on top of the Olive Tree. Misunderstanding their purpose and adopting certain life mechanisms, animals continue to clash with the purpose of their very existence. They enter from one tragedy to another, all the while believing that they are doing the right thing!
In the story, Mr. Caesar, Chief of Penfield, thought he was doing the right thing, Old Humboldt, Chief of Penguin Colony, thought he was doing the right thing. Similarly, Boko’s Group, Wild Sheep, Wild Goats, and others thought they were doing the right thing! The Mystic Five Birds continue to remind the animals of the consequences of their choices. Still, most of the time to no avail….
Animal Globe is a story about Purpose, Choices and Consequences...
"For animal life to continue, life has to be preserved and the balance restored..."
“This is a complex historical, political-socio-economic narrative, written as a wonderfully readable allegorical story. Mr. Sabella addresses global history and conflict resulting from social status, class, race, and even climate change. It concludes with an especially thoughtful theological/spiritual/Biblical message, holding up its central location- the Meadow of the Olive Tree - as a hopeful place. Written for a wide audience and begging engagement with the narrative, the book is challenging and provocative.”
Praise & Reviews
“George Orwell’s Animal Farm inspired this page-turner dystopian novel. It is spellbinding and imaginative in creating metaphoric communities of various species without losing the clear connection to the real tragic tales it wishes to convey. “
Author & Historian of the Modern Middle East
Fascinating read! A thorough depiction of the human condition, presented through animals. Maybe taking a step back and reading history from the point of view of animals will make us humans reflect and realize how far we have gone in destroying each other's lives.
Dr. Laila Shikaki
Assistant Professor - English Department - Birzeit University
You are cordially invited to attend one or all of the following launch and discussion events at the venues indicated hereunder:
To be advised - Jerusalem time, Official Book Launch
Book Launch in Jerusalem
Book Launch in Bethlehem
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Book Launch at Birzeit University
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About Peter E. Sabella
Peter E. Sabella was born and raised in the Old City of Jerusalem. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Bethlehem University and holds a Master's degree in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden. He is the author of Closed for Renovation- On the Road to Emmaus- a spiritual guide of the Holy Land towards a permanent pilgrimage (in English & French). He is a licensed tour guide for Israel and Palestine.