West of the River Jordan with Arab and Israeli writers performing their work + Music with
Lina Abu Baker
She was born in Kuwait in 1973. She has published two poetry books, 2000,
and 2005. She is a columnist for Al Quds Al Arabi newspaper and has participated in numerous cultural, political and human rights events and anti-war campaigns in Jordan, Algeria, Dubai, Paris, Morocco and London.
Rabai Al Madhoun was born in Al-Majdal Askalan, Palestine in 1945. He has been working in the media since 1975. He is author of The Idiot of Khan Younis; short stories (Arabic language), Beirut 1977, The Palestinian Uprising: Method and Structure , 2 editions; Sharq Press, Nicosia-Cyprus 1988 and Dar Al-Aswar-Akko, Israel 1989, TheTaste of Separation (autobiography), Arab Institute for Research and Publishing – Beirut and Amman 2001. The Lady from Tel Aviv, (novel) , 3 editions, Arab Institute for Research and Publishing -Beirut and Amman 2009, 2010. The novel was shortlisted IPAF 2010.
Professor Bresheeth is a filmmaker, photographer and film studies scholar at the University of East London. He is also a poet. He was Dean of the School of Media, Film and Cultural Studies at Sapir College, Israel. His books include Introduction to the Holocaust (1997) and Holocaust for Beginners (1993). His edited volumes include The Gulf War and the New World Order, (with Nira Yuval-Davis) (Zed Books, 1992), Cinema and Memory: Dangerous Liaisons, co-edited with Zand, S and Zimmerman, M Jerusalem, Zalman Shazar Centre (Hebrew) 2004, and Third Text (September, 2006) on Palestinian and Israeli Art, Photography, Architecture and Cinema (co-edited with Haifa Hammami). His films include ‘State of Danger’ (1989, BBC2), a documentary on the first Palestinian Intifada.
With music by Yalla! – the female fight back against discrimination, racism and inequality – today brings you a condensed version of their full line-up; a fusion of hip-hop poetry, Arabic beats and klezmer melodic lines – from different ethnic backgrounds and musical styles.
Feat. Muneera Rashida (Vox, Lyrix)
Hosted by Shereen Pandit