وطن/ watan (Homeland)
In this episode of Writing Home, Madhvi and Belal share their reflections on resistance and revolution, revisiting poems and music of resistance.
Mahmoud Darwish writes “Sometimes I feel as if I am read before I write. When I write a poem about my mother, Palestinians think my mother is a symbol for Palestine. But I write as a poet, and my mother is my mother. She's not a symbol.”
Poets-Mahmoud Darwish, Maya Angelou, Rafeef Ziadah, Noor Hindi, Naomi Shihab Nye, Hanan Ashrawi, Samih al-Qasim
Free Free Palestine by SunTruth
Long Live Palestine by Lowkey
Australia Does Not Exist by Drmingnow, Culture Evolves, Philly, Pataphysics, Adrian Eagle
Where’s the love by Black Eyed Peas
Inn Anne by Damoor
Jerusalem Freestyle by Saint Levant
Speech-Nasser Mashni at the Free Palestine Rally @bibble.biddle and @apan4palestine Instagram
Naomi Shihab Nye interview on What Inspires Her Poetry by poets.org Youtube
No one is free until everyone is free.
From the river to the sea Palestine will be free.
From Palestine to Kashmir occupation is a crime.
Join us Monday night celebrating poems and music from Palestine, resisting occupation, colonialism, racism, Islamophobia and a genocide.