Seeking Palestine: New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home

Publisher: Olive Branch Press Date of Publication: 2012 Language: English ISBN: 9781566569064 Editor: Penny Johnson Number of Copies: 1

How do Palestinian live, imagine and reflect on home and exile in this period of a stateless and transitory Palestine, a deeply contested crisis-ridden national project, and a sharp escalation in Israeli state violence and accompanying Palestinian oppression? How can exile and home be written?
In this volume of new writing, fifteen innovative and outstanding Palestinian writers-essayists, poets, novelists, critics, artists and memoirists – respond with their reflections, experiences, memoirs and polemics. Their contributions – poignant, humorous, intimate, reflective, intensely political – make for an offering that is remarkable for the candor and grace with which it explores the many individual and collective experiences of waiting, living for, and seeking Palestine.