"In the furnace of conflict at the heart of the 1987 Intifada, notions of freedom, love, respectability, nationhood, the rights of women and Palestinian identity...will be melted and re-forged."
"But despite all this pain and pressure, women’s creativity is a reason for survival."
"[T]he red notebook, which has fragments from the oral history and memory of a Palestinian woman, and her grandson, will be beyond Ariel’s control. It is the power of the silenced or unheard story, that will never disappear."
"We are excited to announce that Mahmoud Muna, the bookseller at the prestigious Educational Bookshop in East Jerusalem, will publish an anthology of short fiction by Palestinian writers in partnership with Granta."
"Palestine Writes Back will highlight the richness of Palestinian art for a North American audience who may not have had the opportunity to experience this work due to lack of linguistic access (limited translations of Arabic literature), the severe restrictions on movement of Palestinians, and the censorship and repression of Palestinian speech."
Fools, cowards, separation walls, hate crimes, and romance: Palestinian Political Comedy.
"Ze’ev puts me on display in front of the schoolkids in the playground for half an hour. None of them have ever seen a Palestinian before."
The twin aims of the award are to honor and celebrates books in English about Palestine and to "encourage authors and publishers to produce more books on Palestine."
"Yesterday's battle in Nazareth District Court was a victory for artistic expression but not for free speech, when charges against Dareen Tatour's poem "Resist, My People, Resist Them" were overturned, but those for her Facebook posts were upheld."
"Since I was born, Tel Aviv’s houses have been washed up in the city’s whiteness, or vice versa."
Palestinian literary scholar, author, educator, and translator Dr. Issa J Boullata died peacefully on May 1, 2019 at the age of 90.
"Arab and Western readers are different in what they're cautious about in the book. Arabs have been anxious about how the book talks about the girl's sexual identity, alongside her social and political identity, while Westerners have been anxious about how war and suffering might affect young readers."