"On that day: I came home from school early. I didn’t find you, but I made an excuse for your absence, and sat, and waited."
The Spring 2021 issue of Banipal, their 70th, has a special focus on Palestinian author Mahmoud Shukair.
"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
"There are seven different authors featured in the special section, translated from Arabic and from French, writing in widely different genres and styles; their work provides visions of Mauritania both future and past, future fiction, ironic time-travel fiction, historical fiction set in the seventeenth century, and tersely expressive poetry."
"– You are on the Mauve Planet."
"My dad woke me up at dawn, asking if I’d done anything stupid. He repeated his question as if he were addressing me from another world, about the nature of the calamity I had caused."
"They'll be having a virtual Issue 21 launch party on May 6 at 7 pm EDT."
"The superstitious say the spirits live at night, and that they even take over the roads, especially during the long winter nights. Thunder, they say, is nothing but the sound of their fighting, and lightning the blood from their endless wars."
"Spies were everywhere."
"No one expected things to go this way."
"Celebrated novelist and short-story writer Ghassan Kanafani was born on this day in 1936. Almost fifty years have passed since his assassination at the age of just 36."