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TMR Book Club Discusses “Palestine +100: stories from a century after the Nakba” with Special Guests
November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Palestine + 100: stories from a century after the Nakba poses a question to 12 Palestinian writers: what might your country look like in the year 2048 — a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba. How might this event — which, in 1948, saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their homes — reach across a century of occupation, oppression, and political isolation, to shape the country and its people? Will a lasting peace finally have been reached, or will future technology only amplify the suffering and mistreatment of Palestinians?
Covering a range of approaches — from sci-fi noir, to nightmarish dystopia, to high-tech farce — these stories use the blank canvas of the future to reimagine the Palestinian experience today. Along the way, we encounter drone swarms, digital uprisings, time-bending VR, peace treaties that span parallel universes, and even a Palestinian superhero, in probably the first anthology of science fiction from Palestine ever.
Translated from the Arabic by Raph Cormack, Mohamed Ghalaieny, Andrew Leber, Thoraya El-Rayyes, Yasmine Seale and Jonathan Wright. Published by Comma Press in the UK.
We will meet to discuss the book with host Rana Asfour and special guest writers Basma Ghalayini and Selma Dabbagh on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 1pm EST/ 7pm EST/ 6pm UK.