Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa is our first creative literary text and we will be discussing it against the background of the theoretical material we have begun to discuss and digest.
Because we have already started reading it as part of the “One Book, Many Communities” project, we are linking ourselves to other groups reading the book and participating in local events around this book in Montreal.
We will discuss the book as a literary work on its own terms, in relation to the theories of world literature and in relation to both also critically engage with it as the choice for this project initiated by Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.
To begin with, we will discuss: What are some of the reasons we think this might have been the book chosen for this project? What are literary and other qualities that might lead to this choice? Why for example choose a book written originally in English? What are the implications.
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