[Marxism] Palestinian Poetry & Palestinian Refugee Voices | 4/28 and 5/2 @NYU
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*The following two very important events on Palestine will be happening
this week. Please try to make it and send the details out to your friends
*POETRY READING AND CONVERSATION ON REVOLUTION AND LITERATURE WITH RENOWNED
PALESTINIAN POETS MOURID AL-BARGHOUTI AND TAMIM AL-BARGHOUTI*
Thursday, April 28 | 6:30 pm
Tishman Auditorium, New York University
40 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10003
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/225646067795795/
Hosted by NY4Palestine
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*$10 General Admission + $5 Youth and Students + $50 Special VIP Supporter
| Or pay what you can! No one turned away because of limited funds*
We are honored to host an evening of open discussion on the role of
literature in revolution including poetry readings by the celebrated poet
of the revolution,Tamim Al-Barghouti and his renowned novelist and poet
father, Mourid Al-Barghouti.
The evening will examine the role of literature in challenging power
structures, creating alternative realities, and fueling the aspirations of
revolutionary moments – and feature a very special joint poetry reading by
this father-son poetic duo!
Mourid Al-Barghouti is a Palestinian author and poet, winner of the 2000
Palestine Award for Poetry whose work was described by Edward Said as “one
of the finest existential accounts of Palestinian displacement.” His poems
are published in Arabic and international literary magazines, and his
literary works include I Was Born There, I Was Born Here; I Saw Ramallah; A
Small Sun, andMidnight and Other Poems.
Tamim Al-Barghouti is an Arab poet and political analyst, born to Mourid
Al-Barghouti and Egyptian novelist and academic Radwa Ashour. Tamim
Al-Barghouti’s poem “In Jerusalem” has become one of the most widely taught
and recited in Palestine and throughout the region; thus he was dubbed “the
poet of Jerusalem.” During the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Tamim’s poems
were sung on the streets and in Tahrir Square to fuel revolutionary fervor.
*IN OUR OWN WORDS: VOICES FROM THE NAKBA*
Location: NYU School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall Rm. 210, 40 Washington Square
South, New York NY
Description: On May 14, 1948, 18-year-old Mariam Fathallah, her family, and
the rest of the Palestinian town of Al-Zeeb were forced out of their homes
and into Lebanon. By the end of the year, their 4,000 year-old community
was leveled and half of all Palestinians in Palestine had been killed or
expelled. Palestinians know this event as the Nakba ("the catastrophe").
Mariam, now 86 years old and respectfully known as Umm Akram, has spent the
last 68 years in crowded, makeshift refugee camps, where she has raised
three generations of children who are waiting to return to their homes in
Palestine. She has lived through 5 Israeli invasions of Lebanon and the
1976 Tel Al-Zaatar camp massacre which killed 2,000 refugees.
Amena El-Ashkar, 23, is the granddaughter and great granddaughter of Nakba
survivors and has known no home other than a refugee camp.
Umm Akram and Amena are among six million Palestinians not living in
Palestine. They are citizens of no country. Come hear their story.
Middle Eastern food will be served!
Hosted by NY4Palestine
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