July 10, 2014
Slit Lips by Samih al-Qasim I would have liked to tell you The story of a nightingale that died. I would have liked to tell you The story...
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May 29, 2014
Maya Angelou, poet laureate and author of notable works including And Still I Rise and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings passed away on May...
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May 29, 2014
The Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) now in its sixth year has been successful in portraying a part of Palestinian culture rarely...
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May 29, 2014
RIP Maya Angelou (1928-2014) Caged Bird A free bird leaps on the back of the wind and floats downstream till the current ends and dips his...
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May 7, 2014
Author Junot Diaz recently published a critique of the “whiteness” of MFA programs in The New Yorker's blogs section. This is a shortened...
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May 5, 2014
The Twitter and Tumblr campaign of #WeNeedDiverseBooks , an initiative aimed at highlighting just how lacking in diversity the literary...
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April 30, 2014
In Alison Flood’s article, “Writers attack ‘overrated’ Anglo-American literature at Jaipur festival,” writer and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo (...
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April 26, 2014
In an address to the inaugural Palestine Festival of Literature (2008) John Berger gives a moving reading of Ghassan Khanafani's "Letter...
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April 19, 2014
I am forty years old now, and you know forty years is a whole lifetime; you know it is extreme old age. To live longer than forty years is...