Book Excerpt: A Journey of Survival and Conscience

By Lillian Rosengarten (Lillian Rosengarten is the author of Survival and Conscience: From the Shadows of Nazi Germany to the Jewish Boat to Gaza, which Just World Books will be launching at this event— also featuring Philip Weiss– to be held in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, on October 5th. What follows is the Prologue of […]

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From Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring

(This feature on Iran is an extract from Richard Falk’s latest book, Chaos and Counterrevolution: After the Arab Spring. Visit Zed Books if you are interested in making a purchase.) By Richard Falk I have had a long involvement with the twisting fate of Iran. After the end of the Vietnam War in the mid-1970s, […]

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Gaza Writes Back – Book Review

Reviewed by Gary Corseri (Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine. Edited by Refaat Alareer. Just World Books, Charlottesville, VA, 2014. 205 pages.) I think I was in the first grade when I first heard about “war.” It was the Korean War the adults were talking about. The new president was […]

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The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City under Fire

By  Vacy Vlazna “We prepare the suhoor. We all sit around five dishes: white cheese, hummus, orange jam, yellow cheese, and olives. Darkness eats with us. Fear and anxiety eat with us. The unknown eats with us. The F16 eats with us. The drone, and its operator somewhere out in Israel, eat with us.” I […]

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Biography’s Life in Occupied Palestine Launched in Gaza

By CPDS – Gaza, Palestine The Center for Political and Development Studies in Gaza, Palestine held a launch of Biography’s Life in Occupied Palestine, a special issue highlighting the life of Palestinians under occupation. Cynthia Franklin, Morgan Cooper and Ibrahim G. Aoudé have co-edited the newly released special issue, which has 17 authors, who contributed […]

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Rebirth

By Hatim Kanaaneh Alberto Manguel wrote: “Every reader exists to ensure for a certain book a modest immortality. Reading is, in this sense, a ritual of rebirth.” Writing is even more dramatic a rebirth. After an elephantine pregnancy of an indeterminate length my collection of short stories was born on February 24, 2015. As is […]

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