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“The Hakawati has amassed unpaid bills of approximately US$150,000 over the past five years, according to Reuters, with money owed to city hall, the national insurance fund, and the local Israeli electricity company.”
Actions for Poet Ashraf Fayadh, Given Death Sentence in Saudi; Poems from Disputed ‘Instructions Within’ in New Translation
“petroleum is harmless, except for the trace of poverty it leaves behind”
‘Twenty-five doctors graduated from Arrabeh this year alone. The percentage of doctors in Arrabeh is higher than anywhere else in the world.’
Palestinian poet and publisher Ashraf Zaghal was in Paris for the “Interludes Poetiques de Palestine.” He writes: By Ashraf Zaghal Between September 22 and 26, five Palestinian poets shared the stage at two cultural and literary hubs in Paris, Maison de… Read More ›
It’s now been thirty-three years since the Sabra and Shatila massacres in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps.
“As the narrative opens, we are unsure if war is beginning, will begin, or has already begun. Throughout, we are equally unsure if war is ending, and how we might recognise this ‘ending’ when it comes.”
“Alone, between sky and earth, I think of Radwa.”
The shortlist is an eclectic bunch and includes a graphic novel, essay collection, two histories, two memoirs, and a novel.
“…a field of discourse that is no wider than the opened blades of the censor’s scissors.”
Seven of the nine finalists for the 2016 Neustadt Prize are women — the highest percentage yet for the forty-five-year-old prize.