“Wild Thorns is an ambulance ride of a book, complete with a red light and blaring siren. It’s urgent and essential.”
Join MENAWAPoco’s May 2022 virtual book discussion, of Sahar Khalifeh’s ‘Passage to the Plaza’ (tr. Sawad Hussain) at 5pm UK time.
“I am a committed writer or maybe I am an obsessed writer. I am obsessed by occupation because I live it. I witness the atrocities of occupation. I witness and live through those atrocities and still am living them.”
“Spies were everywhere.”
” 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.”
Our forty-seventh episode — “Tight Spaces” — talks about the ups and downs of recent online book events, as well as two novels that have recently appeared in English.
Khalifeh’s classic novel is forthcoming next February 15 from Seagull Books in Sawad Hussain’s translation as “Passage to the Plaza.”
“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.”
This is where you’ll find 1-10 (and an explanation of this project), and here’s 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, and 51-60. Please do help me out with errors and omissions. 61 […]