Category Archives: Mahmoud Darwish

Women without Men? …

The other night, I watched the Movie Woman without Men, which was based on Shahrnush Parsipur‘s novel “Women without men; a novel of modern Iran”. Shirin Neshat’s feature length film beautifully captures the underlying political tone of the book advocating … Continue reading

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YES the PEOPLE CAN overcome Tyranny!!!

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The recent events in Tunisia have really been a blessing to my family and I. Having been there in the past and seen the oppression of my people, it was great to hear that the people were speaking up and … Continue reading

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The collective WE in a struggle that exists among a single people

Re: the functions of collectivity in instances of struggle I agree, in cases where the enemy is readily visible the interests of the “collective We” (freedom from the source of oppression) outweighs the interests of the individuals that make up … Continue reading

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Longing for the land of my forefathers…

The longing for the land of my forefathers is a recurrent theme in the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish. As a Palestinian who had to leave his home and flee to Lebanon after the Israeli forces assaulted his hometown al-Birwa in … Continue reading

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