"If migration is not permanent, then what? Is there always some kind of return?"
"I want to hug the cat named Cow, who survived the war"
"The Nobel committee releases their archives 50 years after the prize deliberations in question."
In 2012, Ala Younis and Maha Maamoun founded Kayfa ta as an independent publishing initiative that "emerged from a need to break out of the limited readership and distribution of alternative books."
"I saw a dead road on the road / & left it there"
The Spring 2021 issue of Banipal, their 70th, has a special focus on Palestinian author Mahmoud Shukair.
"We feature South African writers reading the poetry and prose of Palestinian writers (with some hopefully joining us, subject to availability during these trying circumstances)."
An earlier version of this list ran at the website of the translation collective ArabKidLitNow; they will have more suggestions of Palestinian literature for young readers to translate in the coming months.
"That’s exactly what happened. We all looked left at the same time."
There are at least two digital Nakba Day events today; one with poet Najwan Darwish and another the kickoff events for Palestine Art Week: Also to mark Nakba Day, which commemorates Palestinians' ongoing, 73-year resistance to expulsion from their homes and lands, Saqi Books is offering 20 Palestinian e-books from their back catalog free to … Continue reading Nakba Day: Free Palestinian Ebooks, Magazines, More Recommended Reading
The three translated poems are "We," "Massacres," and "I Don't Ask Anymore."
"In places where agents aren’t common, I think it will help reshape the publishing landscape, to make it more professional and ethical, and to allow serious authors to receive the representation they deserve."