Shukair also appears today at 11 a.m. Eastern time (US) for a "Coffee & Books" session with Nur Masalha, in which they discuss Shukair's International Prize for Arabic Fiction-shortlisted novel Praise for the Women of the Family.
"Shukair stressed the important role Arab educational institutions play in keeping Palestinian literature alive."
"Like a visual representation of the unconscious it is a big unknowable that flows without a break, wave after wave, thought after thought, bearing the words of the poem.”
The new fundraising campaign, which seeks to raise $20,000 US, is not only to fund and support the library's existing projects, but also to start new ones.
The winners of the 2020 Palestine Book Awards were announced this evening in an online event.
"Humor and violence were walking side-by-side in my neighborhood."
There were also two agreements to publish in English: for Asma al-Atawna's debut coming-of-age novel, "Missing Picture," and Hammour Ziada's "Drowning."
Tickets to the digital event begin at $10, and while the full program will be announced in November, the website promises events for children, panel discussions, music, workshops, poetry, cooking demonstrations, readings, and more.
"Bella felt she had several cats at once, and that the spirit of her cat was being continually rejuvenated, such that she could never guess what her cat would do next."
The launch of the new book -- set for October 15 at 7 p.m. BST -- will feature readings by Darwish and Alshaer, along with a discussion of the poems and the translation process with PTC commissioning editor Edward Doegar.
"Assuming that words’ eyes have also been gouged, this dossier asks: How can literature assist us in reclaiming the capacity to imagine a less monstrous form of togetherness today?"
"I would love for her entire corpus to be translated, particularly given that what little has been so far is highly unrepresentative of her overall body of literature."