Why Palestinian literary festival will be hosted in NYC


Palestinian literature seems to be slowly peering out towards the limelight. And now the curtains will lift in New York from March 27-29, 2020,  for Palestine Writes, a festival featuring writers from the war torn country.

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New York School of Visual Arts

The New York’s School of Visual Arts and New York University will host the festival. More than seventy writers, artists and intellectuals will take part in this festival.

If you are wondering why a Palestinian Literature Festival is being held in New York and why now, here are the answers.

“There are many answers to the question.  Since the 1970s, Palestinian cultural expression has rarely reached the United States because of the fierce resistance in the West to a Palestinian interpretation of life under Israel settler-colonial occupation.  Palestinian literature has suffered the same fate as Palestinian people—silenced, or blockaded, or censored by a Western cultural establishment. For many years, Edward Said was often the only Palestinian writer even North American intellectuals were familiar with.”

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