Palestine

Salwa Bakr, Arundhati Roy Win in Women-dominated 2017 Mahmoud Darwish Prize

The winners were announced by Palestinian writer Ghassan Zaqtan, one of last year’s three laureates.

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Reading Don Quixote in Haifa

“If it were up to me, I might have given our hero an Arab name and origins in a Palestinian village few people had ever heard of. Maybe something like The Adventures of Don Abu Mukh from Baqa, or The Valorous and Witty Knight-Errant Don Rohana from Issifia.”

On Palestinian Libraries

They spoke about the particular issues encountered by Palestinian libraries and librarians, what they are doing to address those problems, and what the international library community can do to help.