There are at least two digital Nakba Day events today; one with poet Najwan Darwish and another the kickoff events for Palestine Art Week:
Also to mark Nakba Day, which commemorates Palestinians’ ongoing, 73-year resistance to expulsion from their homes and lands, Saqi Books is offering 20 Palestinian e-books from their back catalog free to interested readers.
They write: “These Saqi titlesare essential to the study and celebration of Palestinian history and culture. Thesememoirs, literary collections, novelsand histories arewritten by Palestinians, as well as by experts in their respective fields.”
The available books include Mahmoud Darwish’s A River Dies of Thirst,translated by Catherine Cobham; the wide-ranging anthology A Map of Absence, ed. Atef Alshaer; Sayed Kashua’s bitterly funny Native; Raba’i al-Madhoun’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction-shortlisted A Lady from Tel Aviv, tr. Elliott Colla; Christiane Dabdoub Nasser’s Classic Palestinian Cuisine; and more.
They also quote…
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