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Pioneer Valley book launch: Letters to Palestine (Northampton)

  • Neilson Library, Smith College 7 Neilson Dr Northampton, MA, 01063 United States (map)

Alisa Klein, Jo Comerford, Sut Jhally, Monte Belmonte, Hind Mari and others will read from the book.  Event page.

Letters to Palestine traces the swelling American recognition of Palestinian suffering, struggle, and hope, in writing that is personal, lyrical, anguished, and inspiring. Some of the leading writers of our time, such as Junot Díaz and Teju Cole, poets and essayists, novelists and scholars, Palestinian American activists like Huwaida Arraf, Noura Erakat, and Remi Kanazi, give voice to feelings of empathy and solidarity—as well as anger at US support for Israeli policy—in intimate letters, beautiful essays, and furious poems. This is a landmark work of controversial, committed literary writing.

Join editor Vijay Prashad and prominent local activists, writers, and educators for the collection's Pioneer Valley launch at Smith College. Northampton City Councillor Alisa Klein and former director of the National Priorities Project Jo Comerford will be among those reading from the book.

The event is co-sponsored by Smith College Students for Justice in Palestine, Western Mass Coalition for Palestine, UMASS Students for Justice in Palestine, Hampshire College Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace Western Mass, Orange Ink, and American Friends Service Committee.