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The Tent Generations: Palestinian Poems

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The Tent Generations, Palestinian Poems gathers together works by a select number of Palestinian poets, over the past seven decades, that give expression to the Palestinian experience under Israeli rule and Israeli occupation, as well as the experience of dispersion and displacement from their homeland following the Nakba, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, and the subsequent wars of 1967 and 1973.

These poems illuminate Palestinian responses to these tragic conflicts and wars that contributed to the loss of homeland, life under Israeli occupation, and the fragmentation and ruin of society and community. The 16 poets in this collection span and represent different generations and narratives, different backgrounds, and different locations, some of whose voices have not been heard previously in English, and, by and large, others whose works are not previously translated into English.

Although these poems cannot resolve the deep contradictions and disagreements that divide Palestinians and Israelis today, this collection shows how these poets use poetry to describe their relationship to the Palestinian people, their homeland, and the presence of an Israeli occupier in their midst.

ISBN-13: 9781913043186

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: Banipal Publishing

Publication Date: 06-13-2023

Pages: 160

Tawfiq Zayyad (1929-1994) was born in Nazareth, Palestine, and was a renowned pioneering resistance poet.

Mohammed Sawaie, Professor of Arabic at the University of Virginia, USA, is a global authority on sociolinguistic, historical, and grammatical aspects of Arabic.

Mu'inBseiso (1926-1984), born and raised in Gaza, has authored several poetry collections, plays, and prose works.

Fadwa Tuqan (1917-2003 was born in Nablus, Palestine, and published several collections of poetry, and a two-volume autobiography.