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.
Palestinian poet Ghassan Zaqtan is one of nine candidates for the prestigious Neustadt Prize.
Keep Your Eye on the Wall, ed. Mitch Albert and Olivia Snaije, is a book that knits together photos and prose about the Separation Wall that snakes through Palestine. Photos from the book are currently exhibiting in France, where the book is already out. It’s forthcoming from Saqi Books in September. Meanwhile, Albert and Snaije answered a few questions.
Yesterday, organizers announced that the Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh had won the Mohamed Zafzaf Prize for Arabic Literature.