Political Prisoner by Fadhil Al Azzawi

Fadhil al-Azzawi is an Iraqi writer and poet. Born in 1940 in Kirkuk, he published poems at the tender age of 15, the publishers oblivious that he was still school boy. What started as a fascination with the rhythmic recitation of Qur’an, developed into successful talent in writing, poetry and criticism. Al-Azzawi has published eight … More Political Prisoner by Fadhil Al Azzawi

Art and Poetry for Palestinian History

An art installation by Emily Jacir, titled ‘Memorial to 418 Palestinian Villages which were destroyed, depopulated, and occupied by Israel in 1948′. A refugee tent embroidered with the names of the 418 Palestinian villages. The tragedy of the Nakba is a continuous cause of distress, sadness, and frustration.  And so, I wanted to share the voices … More Art and Poetry for Palestinian History

A Bird is Not a Stone; Palestinian Poetry

  This is a thoughtful and sensitive translation of a selection Arabic poems dictating life in Palestine, structured with the original Arabic, complemented with English and Scots. The history of Englands colonial conquest of Scotland feels apt in this anthology of poetry, the long and troubled past of the two neighbours and their now peaceful cohabitation, … More A Bird is Not a Stone; Palestinian Poetry