” I turned to our male-dominated history where the role of women has been very important, yet we don’t hear about it.”
“Life is bleak in Palestine under occupation. It’s not a happy life. So children’s writers try to make their stories not only vibrant, but also colorful, magical. To let the children know there are other worlds.”
“But these developments in Palestinian literature for young people weren’t something that happened all of a sudden.”
“Poetry always springs from the darkest areas in our subconscious, which lives on the anticipation of loss. Loss is what makes up the chemistry of poetry.”
“If translated literature as a whole is underrepresented on the British book market, then women’s voices in translation are even more peripheral. The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, for example, was awarded 21 times, but was won by a woman only twice.”
“For a long time, we treated the phone like a strange guest.”
“Wright pointed out that the Arabic original was framed as a translation itself, supposedly from a notebook written in Tagalog.”
Again, a lot of male writers have written about women or have written from female points of view in their books, and they do so really well. But I think a woman can do it better.
“All the events described in this novel were either directly experienced by the author or related to him by others. He assures us they are all real.”
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“When a chorus of voices sings words, I take the ensemble to be something of a cross-section of the society. The words in a choral piece carry a weight that, in my view, is different from the more personal medium of the solitary singer on stage because of the sheer number voices we perceive. It is public music. “
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