August 11, 2020

Susan Abulhawa from El-tur (Mount of Olives), Jerusalem

Author and activist, Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six Day War of 1967, when her family's land was seized and Israel captured what remained of Palestine, including Jerusalem. She moved to the USA as a teenager, graduated in biomedical science and established a career in medical science. In July 2001, Susan Abulhawa founded Playgrounds for Palestine, a children's organisation dedicated to upholding The Right to Play for Palestinian children.

Her much loved books include "Mornings in Jenin", a book of poetry titled "My Voice Sought the Wind", "The Blue Between Sky and Water", and her highly anticipated upcoming work, "Against The Loveless World". Susan is also a signatory to and active participant in the BDS campaign, which calls for an economic and cultural boycott of Israel.

In this interview, the two discuss Susan’s latest book, the inescapable politicization of Palestinian art, the cultural boycott of Israel and a lot more.

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