Join multiple award-winning internationally acclaimed writers Mourid Barghouti and Marcello Di Cintio for a moving and insightful discussion on exile, displacement, belonging and political turmoil. A truly one-of-a-kind event featuring a voice of a generation.
Canadian author Marcello Di Cintio begins his new book, Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense, by following Barghouti’s footsteps across that same bridge. From Ramallah, Di Cintio travels across Palestine to hear the stories of writers, poets, librarians, booksellers and readers. His book offers a window into the literary heritage of Palestine that transcends the narrow language of conflict. Di Cintio’s previous book, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades, explored what it means to live in the shadows of walls, fences and other fortified borders. Walls won the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing and the Wilfred Eggleston Prize for Non-Fiction.