Sexual and gendered practices in Arab society stand at the core of the novel “Against the Loveless World,” with author Susan Abulhawa going full force in a critique of patriarchy: With the exception of the Palestinian underground heroes of both sexes, most gendered interrelations in the novel reflect poorly on the male players.
Susan Abulhawa’s new novel, Against a Loveless World, “has given readers of Palestinian writing a beautiful new horizon within which to imagine freedom.”
Raja Shehadeh writes, It is not the business of Colum McCann in his novel “Apeirogon” to provide political solutions of the conflict. He highlights in an artistic fashion that is highly moving, the humanity of two individuals, the Israeli father who has lost a child just as he does the Palestinian father’s loss. How can we take offence about this?
The author of “Mornings in Jenin” was disinvited from a series of literary panels in Kuwait after criticizing the government of Saudi Arabia and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman on social media.
Playgrounds for Palestine has built 39 playgrounds for Palestinian kids since writer Susie Abulhawa started the organization 18 years ago. Now it’s selling a new line of Palestinian olive oils in the States so you can help the kids and help the farmers too.
Three months after Palestinian-American author Susan Abulhawa was denied entry to her homeland to participate in the Kalimat Literature Festival, organizers have launched a public campaign to help fundraise the legal fees incurred around her case.
Writer Susan Abulhawa was detained for 36 hours at Ben Gurion airport before being deported and managed to sneak a pencil into the detention center and leave messages on the wall– Free Palestine — and read Colson Whitehead’s novel The Underground Railroad.
Jesse Rubin reports from a standing-room-only event in Brooklyn on free speech and Palestine solidarity in support of Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian poet under house arrest whose case has come to symbolize the absurdity of Israel’s selectively guaranteed right to free speech.