Subhi Hadidi

Subhi Hadidi

Literary critic, political commentator, and translator. Born 1951, in Kamichli, Syria, he graduated from Damascus University  and continued higher studies in France and the UK.

Recent publications include: "The Novel and the Archive: How History Is Better Narrated?" "Before the Last Post  in Postmodernism," "Frantz Fanon and the Postcolonial: Can the Subaltern Speak?" ((in Arabic); "Reading Raymond Williams, After Reading Edward Said ," "Exiles's Crossings: Mahmoud Darwish and the Lyric-Epic Form," (in English); "Palestine: L'enjeu culturel," and "Entretien avec Edward Said" (in French).

He translated into Arabic several works in history, philosophy, literary theory, and fiction; including: Montgomery Watt, Islamic Political Thought;  Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Yasunary Kawabata, The Sound of the Mountain; S. H. Hooke, Middle Eastern Mythology; Michel Ziraffa, Myth and the Novel; Edward Said, Afterwards to Orientalism.

A regular contributor to  Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London.

Lives and works in Paris, France.

The 2018 Shortlist

  •  The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • Enclosure: Palestinian landscapes in a historical mirror
  • Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood

Recommended Reading

  • Jerusalem stands alone
  • P is for Palestine
  • The Palestinian Table
  • Employing the enemy: The Story of Palestinian labourers on Israeli settlements