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Birds of a Kind

Birds of a Kind

By Wajdi Mouawad
Translated by Linda Gaboriau
Subjects: Asian Canadian Playwrights, West Asian Playwrights, Translations, Family Life
Casting: 4 f, 5 m
Duration: 240 hours
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9781770919907, 128 pages, April 2019
Ebook (PDF) : 9780369100658, 128 pages, April 2019
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780369100665, 128 pages, April 2019


  • Winner, Governor General's Literary Award 2019


Is it really important to cling to our lost identities?

A terrorist attack in Jerusalem puts Eitan, a young Israeli-German genetic researcher, in a coma, while his girlfriend Wahida, a Moroccan graduate student, is left to uncover his family secret that brought them to Israel in the first place. Since Eitan’s parents erupted at a Passover meal when they realized Wahida was not Jewish, he has harboured a suspicion about his heritage that, if true, could change everything.

In this sweeping new drama from the prolific Wajdi Mouawad, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict hits close to home as a straitlaced family is forced to confront everything they know about their identities.