"They loved all and were loved by all, except, that is, for the chickens…."
"His mouth discharged a second snort. I worried he might attack me, or tear me apart, but he settled his body back into the chair and sighed. "
" All of this is told in a precisely poetic and incredibly contemporary way, drawing on traditions of Arabic literatures with great naturalness and range (Qur’an, poetry, rap)."
"Where the corniche wall ran out, a great tree hooped over to drink from the river. Beyond the tree there was nothing: nothing between us and the water. "
"That evening, the wind bellowed fiercely over the Lasata mountain’s heights."
"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 … Continue reading Nakba Day: Free Palestinian Ebooks, Magazines, More Recommended Reading