In light of the Israeli Apartheid Month in Lebanon, The Palestinian Cultural Club and The Red Oak Club AUB are hosting a Poetry Night featuring poet Rafeef Ziadeh and Rewa Zeinati.
ضمن شهر مقاومة الإستعمار والفصل العنصري الإسرائيلي، يدعوكم النادي الثقافيّ الفلسطينيّ ونادي السنديانة الحمرا الى أمسية شعريّة مع الناشطة والشاعرة الفلسطينيّة رفيف زيادة.
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist based in London. Her new album We Teach Life features an exciting blend of poetry and music with original compositions from Phil Monsour. Rafeef’s performances of poems like ‘We Teach Life, Sir’ and ‘Shades of Anger’ went viral online within days of their release. She received an Ontario Arts Council Grant from the Word of Mouth programme to create her debut spoken-word album Hadeel. She was chosen to represent Palestine at the South Bank Centre Poets Olympiad in 2012. Rafeef is one of the founders of Israeli Apartheid Week internationally, a member of the Palestinian Academic and Cultural Boycott Initiative (PACBI) and serves on the secretariat of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions national committee.
Link to Rafeef’s page: https://www.facebook.com/
Rewa Zeinati is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of the Arab-themed, English language, online literary magazine, Sukoon. She is the author of the nonfiction book, Nietzsche’s Camel Must Die, and the poetry chapbook Bullets & Orchids. She published poems, essays, articles and translations in literary magazines and anthologies in the U.S., U.K., Middle East and online. She has an M.F.A in Creative Writing from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis (USA) and a B.A. in English Literature from our very own American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She is currently working as an academic writing instructor at Phoenicia University.
Link to Sukoon magazine’s page: https://www.facebook.com/
Copies of Rewa’s nonfiction book, Nietzsche’s Camel Must Die, will be available for purchase at the reading.