Author Archives: Mariam C Said

About Mariam C Said

Mariam C. Said was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon and currently resides in New York. She is a major force behind the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, which was was co-founded in 1999 by her late husband, the literary critic and public intellectual Edward W. Said, and the pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim. In 2009, Mrs. Said published the critically acclaimed memoir “A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman,” by her mother Wadad Makdisi Cortas.

Roots of Resistance: A moment of hope

Mariam C. Said remembers the beginning of the first intifada and what it meant to her and her late husband Edward Said. This post is part of the series “Roots of Resistance: 25 year retrospective on the first intifada.”

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