Darwish

Reem Kalani, singer

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 20.09.2008:

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk:80/music/2008/sep/19/reemkelani.ramadannights

'My narrative is that I exist'

Natalie Hanman talks to the Manchester-born Palestinian singer and jazz musician about her eclectic influences and connecting with her roots

Seated in the courtyard of a cafe on west London's Portobello Road, Reem Kelani is reading aloud a poe(...)

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The Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 20.07.2008:

Braving Artistic Isolation

By Vera Tamari

What is Palestinian visual art? This question is very difficult to define. Is it the art produced by artists in the occupied territories? Is it the art created by those born of Palestinian parents but who have lived all their lives in the diaspora? What would make an artwork be categorised as Palestinian? Is it the art that carries at it(...)

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The Virtual Gallery at Birzeit University

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.07.2008:

Braving Artistic Isolation

By Vera Tamari

What is Palestinian visual art? This question is very difficult to define. Is it the art produced by artists in the occupied territories? Is it the art created by those born of Palestinian parents but who have lived all their lives in the diaspora? What would make an artwork be categorised as Palestinian? Is it the art that carries at it(...)

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Life in Beit Sahour: Jaela Andoni’s Story

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 19.05.2008:

Interview series Anne Gough

"This land is the skin on my bones" – Mahmoud Darwish

Life in Beit Sahour

Nakba

I was born on May 12, 1948 in Beit Sahour. My farther came from Jerusalem that day, where he was working, and there had been many clashes around the city. The British army was withdrawing and the Israelis were taking over. My father finally arrived home to(...)

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Abraham: A Dynasty of Prophets Saints, Shrines, and Sufism in the Mountains of Hebron

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 04.04.2008:

By Dr. Ali Qleibo

Despite sparse rainfall, the spring has covered the mountains of Hebron with all shades of lush green. Gone already is the almond’s glorious delicate blossom. In contrast the budding deep-purple flowers of the peaches and plums look sinister. The few anemones and thin cyclamen are already wilting. The fields are overgrown with lush green barley and wheat that by the e(...)

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Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan, founder A.M. Qattan Foundation

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 26.03.2008:

Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan was born in Jaffa on November 5, 1929. His father Hassan worked as a merchant in Jaffa’s thriving orange trade. His mother, Asma’ Khader, originally from Lyd, was descended from Egyptian parents who had fled the colonial labour camps - set up to build the Suez Canal - and settled in Palestine.

Abdel Mohsin’s father was illiterate, yet both he and his wife Asma’ ((...)

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“On This Earth”

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 05.02.2008:

Poem by Mahmoud Darwish

We have on this earth what makes life worth living: April's hesitation, the aroma of bread at dawn, a woman's point of view about men, the works of Aeschylus, the beginning of love, grass on a stone, mothers living on a flute's sigh and the invaders' fear of memories.

We have on this earth what makes life worth living: the final days of September, a woman(...)

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Palestinian Cinema – An Example for the Region?

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 24.01.2008:

By Omar Al-Qattan

The Artist and the World

In trying to reconcile their imagination and their desires with the world around them, artists often find themselves trapped between the devil and the deep blue sea. Yet a work of art can momentarily lift us out of that trap, briefly allowing us to understand our past and present and also glimpse what could potentially happen in the fut(...)

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Emily Jacir, filmmaker

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 13.01.2008:

Emily Jacir’s Material for a Film: Ongoing homage and artistic revenge for Wa’el Zuaiter

By Najwan Darwish

For the first time in its history, the Venetian Golden Lion Award has been granted to a Palestinian artist. Emily Jacir, who is not yet forty years old, believes that the award is not merely an international prize awarded to her in appreciation of artistic excellence. For h(...)

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Ahdaf Soueif: Art of resistance

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 22.10.2006:

Ahdaf Soueif on how Palestinians are reaching out across the globe creatively

Saturday October 21, 2006

The Guardian

Last Saturday at the Festival of Palestinian Literature in Manchester, Salma Khadra Jayyusi walked slowly to a microphone in a large auditorium. Poet, critic, academic and translator, Professor Jayyusi, now frail and a little hard of hearing, is the undispu(...)

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