On Translation

Changing the End to Ghassan Kanafani’s ‘Return to Haifa’

But perhaps no adaptation of Kanafani’s work has stirred as much controversy as the recent Hebrew staging of the novella “Return to Haifa,” its (unauthorized) English-language staging in Chicago, and its forthcoming “sur-titled” Hebrew (with a sprinkling of Arabic) performances in Washington, D.C.

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