Who has time to read during a revolution? Certainly nobody at Tahrir Square and nobody picking up the pieces in Tunisia or busy in Libya, or in Yemen trying to evaluate government statements of long-term support versus immediate need. I'd say we're the ones with time to read and maybe we should. This may be the best time ever to pull out writers both classic and new who address Middle Eastern history. We can peruse the messages they've left the people that we see rebounding now in terms of revolutionary change.
On the occasion of the release of the 6th Edition of the Arab American Almanac by the Arab American Historical Foundation, the AAHF and St. Anselm Of Canterbury Episcopal Church in Garden Grove present "Passport: The Poetry of Mahmoud Darwish" with Naser Musa, a virtuoso on oud and vocals, joining the Turath Ensemble.
The Arab American Almanac is a 608-page comprehensive reference book about Arab Americans. Mahmoud Darwish was among the most beloved Palestinians poets and writers.
Major New Biography Tells Palestinian and Israeli Stories in the tradition of The Lemon Tree