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Amal Eqeiq

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Poems by Hussein Al-Barghouti

[Hussein Al-Barghouti. Image from Unknown Archive]

[The following is a selection from the poems that were read on May 2, 2011, at a special memorial evening held at the University of Washington in Seattle to honor the memory of Hussein Al-Barghouti (1954-2002). They been have been translated especially for Jadaliyya in order to draw the attention to the remarkable poetry of this Palestinian poet, who graduated from the University of Washington in 1992 with a PhD in Comparative literature. After his return to Palestine in the ...

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النكبة بثلاثمئة كلمة وأكثر

[من أعمال الفنان الفلسطيني سليمان منصور]

كيف نكتب "نكبة" بالعربية؟ ربما هذه أول مرة أكتب هذه الكلمة وأكتب عنها بالعربية. الآن، في منتصف العمر وفي آخر الدنيا، أجلس بجانب طاولة خشبية مستديرة في شقة استوديو تقع على تلة مرتفعة في غابة تشرف على مضيق بيوجيت في جزيرة "ويدبي". أجلس في هذا الركن الساكن للشمال الغربي للولايات المتحدة، بالقرب من المحيط الهاديء، وأحدق برذاذ مطر أيار. أشعر بثقل في قدمي. هل مهّمة الكتابة عن النكبة مرعبة إلى حد التّسمر في المكان؟ أم هي القوة المغناطيسية التي تشق باطن الأرض ...

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Tahrir Tel-Aviv

[Young women holding the Palestinian flag in front of the Egyptian Embassy in Tel-Aviv. Image courtesy and copy rights of Alessandro Di Maio.]

February 11, 2011 It is 8:00 a.m. on a dark Seattle Friday morning. As my recent wake-up ritual has mandated in the last two weeks, I reach out for my laptop before leaving bed or fueling with the first cup of coffee. I need to see the latest news and status updates on/from Egypt. Six windows of online newspapers, Al-Jazeera live (in Arabic and English), Facebook, Skype and chat pages pop up simultaneously on my blue notebook screen. Al-Jazeera live is broadcasting the ...

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Bio

Amal Eqeiq

 

Amal Eqeiq is a native Palestinian born in the city of Al-Taybeh. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature at University of Washington, where she is also a teaching assistant in English and Comparative Literature. Her research interests include: Modern Arab Literature and Popular Culture, Palestinian Studies, Feminism(s), Translation and Indigenous Studies in the Americas. Amal’s latest publication "Louder than the Blue I.D.: Palestinian Hip Hop in Israel" just came out in Displaced at Home: Palestinians in Israel: Gender and Ethnicity edited by Rhoda Kanaaneh, and Isis Nusair (SUNY, 2010).