Egyptian Chronicles: Read Palestinian Literature

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Read Palestinian Literature

Arabic Literature in English has published a wonderful post for all those who are interested in reading Palestinian literature in English.

I can't deny that I will use the international interest in Palestine and Gaza  to speak more about Palestine and its people.

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  1. The only Palestenian writer that appeals to me is the late Ghassan Kanafani ...he was a true genius.Emile Habibi also was not bad.

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  2. Why should anyone read Palestinian literature, when you don't read Israeli literature? Shouldn't ignorance go both ways?

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  3. Anonymous: I don't think the call to read is going out in particular to Israelis. It is, however, very interesting that you prize your ignorance so highly. Still: Who says "we" (whoever we may be) have never read Israeli literature?

    And آخر أيام الخريف , you must read some contemporary lit by young writers. Read Adania Shibli. Read Ala Hlehel. I insist.

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