Near the end of the excerpt, as Nour falls asleep, she thinks about how her own father "in a matter of days, transformed into an entirely different person."
" I will never look at rain the same way I used to; the author talks about it as if it were a living being with a will, attacking the earth, and how it has an effect on the streets."
They are open for submissions through January 31, 2021.
" This novel was the most emotional for me to translate, as it also marked the end of a comfortable childhood for me and my siblings, and the beginning of a life in exile."
"The wave of days rises / and recedes, bidding farewell to / shells of love and hate / upon the body / resounding with the echoes of words."
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."