A news story of Indian migrant workers who hid in a cement mixer to avoid a national lock down reminds Aarushi Punia of Ghassan Kanafani’s classic novella ‘Men in the Sun’
Naim Mousa writes, “[Inside Arab Music’s] greatest achievement is its ability to accurately reflect Arabic culture as a whole.”
Jewish scholars defend Achille Mbembe, one of the most important intellectuals in Africa, from attack by Germany’s antisemitism commissioner, Felix Klein. Klein, they say, is seeking to curb free speech about Israel and “is clearly obsessed by the
Bruce Robbins on why he made a documentary about Shlomo Sand: “If everyone knew what Sand has discovered about the construction of the Jewish story of exile and return, beautiful but false, they would be a little shaken… I hope that American Jews who tend to be liberal will transfer their democratic values to Israel. Let’s be democratic across the board.”
“People are thinking about what would mama make?” chef Joudie Kalla tells Mondoweiss’s Allison Deger. Kalla shares her recipe for kufta bil tahineh, and explains what she’s cooking while stuck at home.
Nora Lester Murad: “‘I Found Myself in Palestine’ is intentionally not a book about Palestine. It’s not about the Israeli occupation or politics—at least not primarily. It’s not even about Palestinians. Rather, it is a collection of reflections by non-Palestinians whose stories are also a gift of this place.”
A primer from an acclaimed Israeli historian, a beautiful novel that takes place during the 1967 war, and first-hand accounts of Israeli society and the devastation it has wrought in Palestine. Here are 10 more books on Palestine/Israel to read while you’re staying in.
Haidar Eid writes, “In Gaza, staying at home leads to some existential questions and deep soul searching. With time to reflect, I am tempted to cross that invisible thin line separating fiction from reality. The real world of occupation, blockade, apartheid, settler-colonialism, and coronavirus on the one hand, and on the other, the imaginary world of my favorite authors.”