Posted by: Mermaid | October 5, 2008

Worldwide Reading in Memory of Mahmoud Darwish


The Berlin International Literature Festival is appealing for a worldwide reading of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry on 5 October 2008. 


 This appeal is directed at cultural institutions, radio stations, schools, universities, theatres and all other Darwish enthusiasts the world over”

In collaboration with this event  Pen Temple Pilots (PTP) Poetry and Documentary teams are inviting you to a splendid night, where templars will read and listen to Darwish’s masterpieces.

Tag Line: لاعب النرد

When: Sunday 5 October, from 08:00-10:00 pm

However, PTP is holding the reading event to honor Darwish‘s memory as a resistance poet.  We do not celebrate Darwish as someone who promoted coexistence between Arabs and Israelis as mentioned in the event website but as someone who called for justice and the right of Palestinians to self determination and who struggled through his poetry for the liberation of his homeland from the nightmare of occupation and oppression. Darwish‘s poetry was all about “Mokawma“, but he refused terrorism and war. Moreover, although Palestine was at the heart of his poetry, his words contained a universal humanity that won him worldwide acclaim and an eminent place in world literature.

For details and confirmations:

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