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Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and organizer based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and the editor of Poets For Palestine.

His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including the New York Times, Salon, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio. Kanazi has toured hundreds of venues across the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East. He is a Lannan Residency Fellow and an Advisory Committee member for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

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Remi Kanazi This is a difficult question, because there is so much wonderful material out there. Just a few books that spring to mind:

History and the Nakba: Nur…more
This is a difficult question, because there is so much wonderful material out there. Just a few books that spring to mind:

History and the Nakba: Nur Masalha (The Expulsion of the Palestinians) and Ilan Pappe (The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine).

Fiction that sets the scene in Palestine from the Nakba through the early 2000s: Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)

The political landscape today: Ali Abunimah (The Battle for Justice in Palestine)

A collection of short stories by young writers in Gaza (Gaza Writes Back)

New graphic novel: Leila Abdelrazaq (Baddawi)

The massacre on Gaza last summer: Max Blumenthal (The 51-Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza)



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on a balcony in BethlehemAbu Iyad spoke slowlyin Arabicas if a typewriterwere catching everyletter and intonation
his wrinkled fingersgrappled with a coffee cupcontemplative and precisecontours of the Nakbamapped into the historyof his face
we stood in front ofchopped-down olive treesa stump-encrusted hillsidestripped of its fertility barbed wirechoking the periphery
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“we are the boat
returning to dock
we are the footprints
on the northern trail
we are the iron
coloring the soil
we cannot
be erased”
Remi Kanazi, Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine




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