"At the next event, Ghayath Almadhoun will be sharing his latest poetry in Arabic, English & German. Those interested in attending should email Ruth.Abou-Rached@fu-berlin.de by Wednesday, June 10."
"Aside from these, nothing at all, just a great expanse of the arid Negev desert, over which crouched the intense August heat."
"To write a memory I gathered a memory / and to green the marshes I sprinkled friends/ over the salt marshes, and was at a loss/ with myself"
Khidr’s heart was pounding as he stepped into the house. It was almost sunset, and his mom wasn’t usually this late. Was she on an emergency visit to the hospital to see his dad?
“Kanafani made me aware of the importance of being part of what is happening in your generation. You cannot be an outsider.”
Here they are the words fluttering in the mind/
There’s a land in the mind with a heavenly name the words carry.
As in previous years, the official hashtag for the campaign is: #lap1book.
Ziad began to feel that there might be some truth in Sitti’s story after all. He pressed her to keep going. “And what happened next, Sitti?”
As to the 2020 theme, "Palestine are the Global South," they plan to "roll over and develop further for 2021."
"Do not fill postcards with memories/
Between my heart and the luxury of passion/
stretches a desert where ropes of fire/
blaze and smolder, where snakes/
coil and recoil, swallowing blossoms
with poison and flame."
In others, the narrator is the child-figure, or, in the case of the wonderfully satiric "Like a Domestic Animal," a house pet: "My demands are basic: / some patting over my head/ and clemency for my horrible daily deeds."
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