Tag Archives: Faiha Abdulhadi

Writing Palestine’s Comprehensive History A Tool of Resistance and Freedom

  “The archaeologist is busy analyzing stones/ in the rubble of legends he searches for his own eyes/ to show/ that I am a sightless vagrant on the road/ with not one letter in civilization's alphabet/ meanwhile in my own time I plant my trees/ I sing of my love.” Mahmoud Darwish   In light of the Zionist Entity recruiting ... Read More »

Story-Sewing & Writing Social History

I recall the past, I talk about the present & I outlook the future through narrating. Is it possible for me to do all that through sewing? Would I be able to weave my stories the way I tell them? Is it possible for the ordinary (needle & thread) to shape acts of free-will towards psychological, political & social liberty ... Read More »

Who dares to defy the people’ will? Who dares to chain Egypt for an hour?

"We know who caused our wounds\ we know and gathered\ we, labor peasants and students \ we began walking through a path without return\ a new era began\victory drew closer than our eyes\ victory drew closer than our hands." Ahmad Fuad Nejm ***** Young people, full of life, wanted to achieve social justice and put an end to the reign ... Read More »

Tunisia and the sign of democracy: The sound of the human voice

"I hear bravura of birds, bustle of growing wheat, gossip of flames, clack of sticks cooking my meals, I hear the sound I love, the sound of the human voice, I hear all the sounds running together, combined, fused or following, sounds of the city and sounds out of the city, sounds of the day and night." Walt Whitman   ... Read More »

The Winds of Freedom and the Ethnic, Religious and Sectarian Diversity

  "One Day you finally knew What you had to do, and began, Though the voices around you Kept shouting their bad advice—" Mary Oliver\ USA   At the time of fragmentation and division, at the time in which the compass and the priorities are almost lost; about seven hundred activists and freedom lovers from forty countries started their journey ... Read More »

Scheherazade Says: A Story from the Gaza Massacre

It was the fifth day of the barbaric Israeli air, land and sea aggressions on the proud Gaza Strip. The Israeli forces attacked with tanks, naval vessels and military aircrafts. On the eleventh hour of a Wednesday night, on the 31st of December of the year 2008, being the fourth of Muharram of the year 1430 AH; Na’eema said: Al ... Read More »

In Tromso/ Norway: Crossing Borders with Culture

“In the free travel between cultures / researchers might find about the human essence / sufficient seats for all. Here a margin advances. Or a centre retreats/ the east is not totally east / nor the west is totally west/ as identity is open to multiple ownership / No castles nor trenches.” Mahmoud Darwish   Tromso’s yearly International Literature Festival: ... Read More »

The Endorsement of the Law of Intellectual Property: A Basic Step to the Country of Law

"Respecting Intellectual Property is an incentive for innovation" Kopinor               In the period between the 11th and the 13th of August 2005; in the presence of Norwegian writers unions, and in cooperation between the Norwegian translators union and Ogarit Center for translation and publication in Ramallah, a workshop was organized in Oslo for the discussion of Arabic-Scandinavian-Arabic language translation. ... Read More »

Fadwa Touqan: A calm voice and an enlightening presence

My visit to Nablus last month would not have been perfect if I had not visited Fadwa Touqan. Although I felt that this visit might be the last, I was amazed, like I always was, by her sharp memory, her great consciousness, and her profound awareness. Her calm voice spoke of her sorrow upon Nablus, and upon what the city ... Read More »