Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense

Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
Published Date: May 2018
ISBN-13: 978-0-86356-980-7

Across Palestine, from the Allenby Bridge and Ramallah, to Jerusalem and Gaza, Marcello Di Cintio has met with writers, poets, librarians, bookseller sand readers, finding extraordinary stories in every corner. Stories of how revolutionary writing was smuggled from the Naqab Prison; lost stories surrounding the looted books that sit in Israel’s National Library; and stories from the Gallery Café, whose opening three thousand creative intellectuals gathered to celebrate. Pay No Heed to the Rockets offers a window into the literary heritage of Palestine, revealing a humanity often unreported. Paying homage to the memory of giants like Mahmoud Darwish and Ghassan Kanafani and the contemporary authors whom they continue to inspire, this evocative, lyrical journey shares both the anguish and inspiration of Palestinian writers at work today.

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  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
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