I Sing From the Window of Exile

2023 winner
I Sing From the Window of Exile
Publisher: Drunk Muse Press
Published Date: March 2023
ISBN-13: 978-1-8384085-9-6

Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour shot to worldwide attention when she was jailed in 2016 for the ‘crime’ of writing a poem, ‘Resist, my people, resist them’. Her defiance, Kafkaesque trial and ultimate release amidst an international outcry, was chronicled in her memoir, ‘My Threatening Poem’, published by Drunk Muse Press in 2021. Now, ‘I Sing From the Window of Exile’ brings together her first collection of poems in English translation, alongside the original Arabic texts, and offers a comprehensive view of the work of this remarkable poet. From her exile in Sweden, Dareen writes achingly of her love for Palestine, lost and shattered relationships with people, places and time; she recalls the violence and humiliations inflicted on Palestinian women prisoners under Israeli rule; and she sends out a passionate rallying call for humanity and justice. These are poems that sing off the page by a poet who never flinches from drawing deep on her own history, and that of her people.



Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom
  • I Sing From the Window of Exile
  • Imagining Palestine: Cultures of Exile and National Identity
  • Transnational Palestine: Migration and the Right of Return before 1948
  • Among the Almond Trees: A Palestinian Memoir
  • Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza
  • Tolerance Is a Wasteland: Palestine and the Culture of Denial
  • Reclaiming Humanity in Palestinian Hunger Strikes : Revolutionary Subjectivity and Decolonizing the Body
  • Psychoanalysis under occupation: practicing resistance in Palestine
  • Power born of dreams: my story is palestine
  • Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organization
  • Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies
  • Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said
  • Except for Palestine: The limits of progressive politics
  • A history of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, awareness, and revolution in the middle east
  • Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands
  • Against the Loveless World
  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
  • Life in a Country Album
  •  There Where You Are Not