I Remember My Name

2016 winner
I Remember My Name
Publisher: Novum Publishing
Published Date: 01 April 2016
ISBN-13: 978-3990483909

I remember my name is a moving collection of poems by three Palestinian poets whose poetic vision is at once Palestinian and universal. It is a tribute to Arabic literature and to the striving for a common justice and humaneness. It is dedicated to those who resisted, who suffered, and who live the Palestinian sumoud - steadfastness. All three poets enjoy high literary profiles in the West and the Middle East: Samah, is an author, playwright, poet and political commentator, Ramzy is an author, poet, editor, political commentator and Jehan is a poet and political commentator. All three are highly respected and renowned Palestinian activists. London artist David Borrington delivers a powerful visual accompaniment to nine of the poems and cover.

Review(s):

Reviewed by: Diana Alghoul

“I Remember My Name” is an anthology of poems about Palestine. The editor, Vacy Vlazana, has collected poetry from three writers from the Palestinian diaspora whose roots are in Gaza. Though it is a short read, it is powerful. Despite the fact that all of the poets have something in common in terms of coming from Gaza, living in the diaspora...

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