This story was taken for Arthur Neslen’s book In Your Eyes a Sandstorm: Ways of Being Palestinian a collection of interviews about Palestinian identity. Sadly, for space reasons, it could not be published there. But Souciant is happy to give it a home. In Your Eyes a Sandstorm will be released next week.
Tweet Last March, Pink Watching Israel published an article in which they exposed the website Gay Middle East as having “shady politics” with close Zionist connections and “who has never carried any of the anti-apartheid statements by LGBT groups in the region. ” That the largest Middle East LGBT (well, G mostly)”grassroots news” website is [...]
Tweet “In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story”Ghada Karmi, Verso 2002. In Search of Fatima is a story of displacement and loss. A yearning for that place in one’s mind that can never be reclaimed. It is a yearning known to the displaced and the refugee, a yearning for their childhood and that place called [...]
Tweet The Keffiyeh, the traditional head dress made and worn in Palestine, where over the years it became a symbol of Palestinian self-determination and struggle during the 1930′s against British occupation up to the present. Now the Keffiyeh has been appropriated by Westerners who may or may not know of it’s origins and may not [...]
Tweet Rice N Peas publishes a video of the hours just before the Free Gaza movement’s “Spirit of Humanity” was boarded by Israeli naval gunships on the 30th June. In the night, Israel had threatened to open fire on the unarmed ship carrying humanitarian aid. In the morning they boarded the ship and everyone was [...]
Tweet What makes Aung San Suu Kyi so very special – and Buddhists will yawn – is that she is a meditator. This means her mind is well trained to grasp the implications of actions, especially violent ones, too many of our world leaders seem clueless about. They talk about annihilating, obliterating, beggaring, starving, impoverishing, [...]