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A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

A Conversation with “Letters to Palestine” Editor Vijay Prashad

On April 14, 2015, Verso Books will release “Letters to Palestine: Writers Respond to War and Occupation.” In this collection of essays and poems, American authors and Palestinian authors living in America offer their raw, unfiltered reactions to the relentless oppression of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

on March 24, 2015
Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection Literature
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Fady Joudah Releases New 160-Character Poetry Collection

While developing his latest poetry collection, the aptly named Textu (text + haiku), Palestinian-American poet and physician Fady Joudah spent a lot of time on his smartphone. This ubiquitous device may seem like the enemy of good art, but Joudah explains his modern methodology in the book’s short introduction.

on December 19, 2014
Naseer Aruri: Professor and Author Palestinian-American Profiles
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Naseer Aruri: Professor and Author

Naseer Aruri was the Chancellor Professor (Emeritus) of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, where he taught from 1965 to 1998. Along with his prominent scholastic post, he held several significant positions both in and outside of government. He was a member of the Palestinian National Council, the parliament-in-exile of the Palestinian people and decision-making body of the PLO.

on December 2, 2014
Ibtisam Barakat: Writer, Poet and Educator Palestinian-American Profiles

Ibtisam Barakat: Writer, Poet and Educator

Born in Beit Hanina, near Jerusalem, Ibtisam Barakat's life was turned upside down at age three, when Israel occupied the West Bank and East Jerusalem following the 1967 war. "I will never know what my life would have been like without having grown up under Israeli occupation," says writer, poet and educator Barakat. "This influenced me in every way. And it made me sensitive to all the issues of injustice that exist in the world."

on November 19, 2014
Randa Jarrar: Author and Professor Palestinian-American Profiles
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Randa Jarrar: Author and Professor

“None of my characters are rooted to a particular place, and that makes all of them marginalized, outsiders, or outcasts,” says Randa Jarrar, an accomplished author, translator, and professor at California State University, Fresno. As a Palestinian American, Jarrar is intimately familiar with the struggles of identity and belonging, and brings that experience to her work. “That’s what makes for good writing,” she says. “When you write from the point of view of someone who is not inside the norm.”

on May 28, 2014
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