As in previous years, the official hashtag for the campaign is: #lap1book.
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Fools, cowards, separation walls, hate crimes, and romance: Palestinian Political Comedy.
The hashtag for the campaign is: #lap1book.
“After all, if I was looking for new stories, who better to turn to than the storytellers themselves?”
“Who are some good Palestinian novelists/poets/essayists to read?”
It’s popular to think that literature gives us a “window into the lives of others” and other similar cliches, but marginalized, stigmatized subjectivities such as the Palestinians’ aren’t a costume that we can try on and take off at our whim by opening and closing a book. The desire to better understand diverse Palestinian experiences through their literature is noble, the claim to authoritatively know Palestinians through it isn’t.
Whether you read Sayed Kashua’s new “Native: Dispatches from Israeli-Palestinian Life” or Sayed Kashua’s new “Native: Dispatches from Palestinian-Israeli Life” depends on whether you buy books printed in the US or the UK. But don’t worry, they’re both equally funny.
“According to LAP’s Melissa Morrone, the project draws inspiration from “One Book, One Town” initiatives, where people in local communities come together to read and discuss a common book.”
Arab and Arabic literary events in some form of translation.