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This Is Not A Border - Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature - cover

This Is Not A Border - Reportage & Reflection from the Palestine Festival of Literature

J. M. Coetzee, William Sutcliffe, Michael Ondaatje, Teju Cole, Alice Walker, Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, China Miéville, Jeremy Harding, Henning Mankell, Molly Crabapple, Linda Spalding, Adam Foulds, Gillian Slovo, Geoff Dyer, Chinua Achebe, Mahmoud Darwish, Yasmin El-Rifae, Suheir Hammad, Mercedes Kemp, Najwan Darwish, Susan Abulhawa, Suad Amiry, Sabrina Mahfouz, John Horner, Bridget Keenan, Pankaj Mishra, Kamila Shamsie, Atef Abu Saif, Selma Dabbagh, Jehan Bseiso, Omar El-Khairy, Remi Kanazi, Maath Musleh, Ghada Karmi, Ed Pavlic, Muiz, Ru Freeman, Nancy Kricorian, Nathalie Handal, Mohammed Hanif, Victoria Brittain, Rachel Holmes, Raja Shehadeh, Claire Messud, Jamal Mahjoub

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA

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Summary

Writers from Alice Walker to Michael Ondaatje to Claire Messud share their thoughts on one of the most vital gatherings of writers and readers in the world. 
 
The Palestine Festival of Literature was established in 2008 by authors Ahdaf Soueif, Brigid Keenan, Victoria Brittain and Omar Robert Hamilton. Bringing writers to Palestine from all corners of the globe, it aimed to break the cultural siege imposed by the Israeli military occupation, to strengthen artistic links with the rest of the world, and to reaffirm, in the words of Edward Said, "the power of culture over the culture of power." 
 
 Celebrating the tenth anniversary of PalFest, This Is Not a Border is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world's most distinguished artists, responding to their experiences at this unique festival. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, their gathered work is a testament to the power of literature to promote solidarity and hope in the most desperate of situations. 
  
 Contributing authors include J. M. Coetzee, China Miéville, Alice Walker, Geoff Dyer, Claire Messud, Henning Mankell, Michael Ondaatje, Kamila Shamsie, Michael Palin, Deborah Moggach, Mohammed Hanif, Gillian Slovo, Adam Foulds, Susan Abulhawa, Ahdaf Soueif, Jeremy Harding, Brigid Keenan, Rachel Holmes, Suad Amiry, Gary Younge, Jamal Mahjoub, Molly Crabapple, Najwan Darwish, Nathalie Handal, Omar Robert Hamilton, Pankaj Mishra, Raja Shehadeh, Selma Dabbagh, William Sutcliffe, Atef Abu Saif, Yasmin El-Rifae, Sabrina Mahfouz, Alaa Abd El Fattah, Mercedes Kemp, Ru Freeman.

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