LitStack Rec: Out of Place & Landscape with Invisible Hand

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Out of Place: A Memoir, by Edward Said Edward Said, the prolific author, political activist, pianist, and critic who would have been eighty-two yesterday, rose to academic stardom in 1978 with the publication of Orientalism, the seminal critique of the cultural bias that founded the Western study of Eastern culture. Said, who died in 2003 [….]

LitStack Recs: my name on his tongue & Never Let Me Go

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my name on his tongue, by Laila Halaby In her first book of poetry, published in 2012, Halaby mines issues of identity, geography and the dislocation that comes from inhabiting two worlds. Halaby, the author of two novels, and recipient of a PEN/Beyond Margins Award, calls this volume a memoir in poems: a story of [….]

Review & Giveaway: The Almond Tree by Michelle Cohen Corasanti

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The Almond Tree Michelle Cohen Corasanti Garnet Publishing Publication Date: September 30, 2012 ISBN 978-1-859643-297 It is so easy to dismiss conflict and strife when it’s halfway across the world.  It’s also easy to read about strife and conflict when you know it’s not real, when you can regulate it to the realm of fantasy.  [….]

Alice Walker Declines Israeli Translation of 'Color Purple'

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Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Alice Walker has refused to allow The Color Purple to be translated in protest of the treatment of the Palestinians. Walker sent a letter “to the publisher, Yediot Books, a copy of which was published with her permission on the website of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott [….]