“We wait final decision from the court and expect Dareen to be home by July 25. Solidarity yields results!”
They signed on my behalf
And turned me into
A file, forgotten
Like cigarette butts.
“Let us be loud enough that he hears us.”
Whether you read Sayed Kashua’s new “Native: Dispatches from Israeli-Palestinian Life” or Sayed Kashua’s new “Native: Dispatches from Palestinian-Israeli Life” depends on whether you buy books printed in the US or the UK. But don’t worry, they’re both equally funny.
“My message to all of you, without exception, is the message of a loving woman, striving for peace and safety, and hoping that justice and equality will be shared by all human beings everywhere.”
“We have of course, raised Fayadh’s case with this Council before, as we have been raising, like many, the cases of Raif Badawi, Waleed Abulkhair, Ali al-Nimr and others.”
“Her detention, one in a string of recent arrests of writers and journalists, signals a worrying expansion in Israeli law enforcement policy to silence views the government deems unsavory.”
In The Future disrupts notions of history as static or stable, encouraging reflection on the “radical activity formed in trauma.”
“Do you think this queerness can enrich Palestinian culture?”
“So what we eventually end up getting in Arabic is a mirror image of what the mainstream US and European publishers have deemed profitable and “successful” enough to merit translating into English.”
“Underscoring the continued problem was the marked absence of Palestinian writers and thinkers from Gaza, who though on the official program were not present at any of the week’s panels.”
“…South African-Australian Nobel laureate J.M. Coetzee, noted Syrian-Palestinian poet Ghayath Al Madhoun, architect-writer-scholar Mohamed Elshahed, Irish novelist Colum McCann, and many others…”