We Read Ramallah

We Read Ramallah

The Book of Ramallah collects stories set in and around Palestine’s administrative capital, which...

Listen to the episode

About the episode

The Book of Ramallah collects stories set in and around Palestine’s administrative capital, which, Maya Abu Al-Hayat writes in her introduction, “represents this mirage, this glimmer of hope that isn’t real, to many writers.”

Show Notes: 

Book of Ramallah, edited by Maya Abu Al-Hayat, is available from Comma Press. You can read “Love in Ramallah” by Ibrahim Nasrallah, translated by Mohammed Ghalaieny, at Bookanista. An excerpt from the introduction is available at The Irish Times.

An excerpt of Mourid Barghouti’s I Saw Ramallah, in Ahdaf Soueif’s translation, is available at Penguin Random.

An except of Raja Shehaheh’s Palestinian Walks is available through PBS.

A Day in the Life of Abed Salama,” by Nathan Thrall, is at the New York Review.

The Present, directed by Farah Nabulsi and co-written by Nabulsi and Hind Shoufani, is streaming on Netflix.

Other episodes of this podcast

Women In Love and In Lust
Season
2

We Wrote in Symbols: Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers brings together fiction and poetry by more than 70...

Aftershocks
Season
2

An earthquake inspired Mohammed Khaïr-Eddine’s Agadir, published in French in 1967 and translated to English by Jake…