May 28 – Geneva– We Teach Life
by on May 28, 2016 in Events Live Shows

Saturday May 28 – 7:30pm

Geneva Literary Aid Society

Venue: Geveva 20 Rue Verdaine, 1204 Geneva (at Place du Bourg-de-Four)


Rafeef Ziadah – We Teach Life (28.05.2016)

We Palestinians wake up every morning to teach the rest of the world life, sir.

Rafeef Ziadah is an acclaimed Palestinian refugee spoken word artist and activist. Her poem ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ – an impassioned attack on media misrepresentation of the Palestinian cause – went viral within days of its release. This live show offers an exciting blend of poetry and music from Rafeef’s new album  We Teach Life, which she brings to the stage with Australian guitarist/musician and producer  Phil Monsour.

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Date: Saturday 28 May, at 19.30
Tickets: CHF30 and CHF25 for students, retired and unemployed
Venue Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva, 20 Rue Verdaine, 1204 Geneva (at Place du Bourg-de-Four)

Praise for Rafeef Ziadah

Rafeef ’s poetry demands to be ‬heard. She is powerful, emotional and political. Please read her work and see her perform. You cannot then be indifferent to the Palestinian cause” – filmmaker  Ken Loach

Sometimes anger provokes truth: bare, free, not to be stifled or evaded. Sometimes anger, indignation, despair, full blown love of the life of one’s people, one’s own land and planet, can bring fierce flower to the poet’s heart. Then we are blessed with passionate words of resistance that can become the foundation of prophecy. A change for which there is no turning back. Such is the case of Rafeef Ziadah ” – author Alice Walker

The words that she says with such beauty and grace hit you right in the heart. They are more powerful than any weapon.” – scholar, civil rights activist Angela Davis