Tomorrow at noon, eds. Olivia Snaije and Mitchell Albert, as well as contributors Malu Halasa and Steve Sabella, will discuss the powerful collection Keep Your Eye on the Wall at London’s Mosaic Rooms.
The festival, which will take place on the University of Oklahoma campus from October 29 – November 1, will spotlight Palestinian-American novelist Naomi Shihab Nye, who is set to receive the $25,000 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
On Saturday Octoer 19, starting at 3 p.m., the Boston Palestine Film Festival will present “Palestinian Narratives Across Genres,” featuring short films, readings by novelist and poet Susan Abulhawa, and a roundtable on Palestinian narrative.
Sarah Irving covered Raba’i Madhoun’s July talk about his novel The Lady from Tel Aviv for ArabLit. But for those who want to see more, the Arab British Centre has just posted a video of the event.
It was three months ago that the “Librarians and Archivists for Palestine” group traveled throughout Palestine and Israel in order to connect with colleagues, bear witness, share skills, and seek out possibilities for joint work. Now, coming on October 24, the group will report back on a wide range of findings.
Recently, I have been working with a Palestinian author on his memoirs, which includes a heart-breaking section on Sabra and Shatila (yes, indeed, I have an existence outside this blog):
The play “48 Minutes for Palestine” — which is an entirely wordless two-actor piece — is showing this weekend at Rich Mix theatre.
Raba’i Madhoun is a Palestinian novelist and journalist whose PEN-supported The Lady from Tel Aviv was recently translated by Elliott Colla and published in English. Madhoun answered a few questions about his writing, and the challenges and controversies that have attended it, for AL:
Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish died on August 9, 2008: I particularly appreciate this 2002 interview Darwish gave to Raja Shehadeh: Raja Shehadeh: Do you build on the work of others? Mahmoud Darwish: Yes. Very much so. I feel that no poem starts from… Read More ›
The Middle East Monitor has announced the shortlist for the organization’s 2013 MEMO Palestine Book Awards, which seeks to honour and promote the best books written in English on the subject of Palestine.
Actress and playwright Najla Said — daughter of world-renowned critic and theorist Edward Said — is launching a new memoir. The book, Looking for Palestine, was adapted in part from Said’s one-woman show, “Palestine,” which debuted off-Broadway in the summer of 2010.
At this year’s Shubbak Festival, Raba’i Madhoun (@rmadhoun) was on hand to launch the translation of his novel The Lady from Tel Aviv. Sarah Irving was there.