Posts Tagged “Poetry”

Life of Palestinian Poet Taha Muhammad Ali be feted in play

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rayhanania

rayhanania

Managing Writer at The Arab Daily News
RAY HANANIA — Columnist

Ray Hanania is an award winning political columnist and author. He covered Chicago Politics and Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992. Hanania began writing in 1975 when he published The Middle Eastern Voice newspaper in Chicago (1975-1977). He later published “The National Arab American Times” newspaper which was distributed through 12,500 Middle East food stores in 48 American States (2004-2007).

Hanania writes weekly columns on Middle East and American Arab issues for the Arab News in Saudi Arabia at www.ArabNews.com, and for TheArabDailyNews.com, and TheDailyHookah.com.

Palestinian, American Arab and Christian, Hanania’s parents originate from Jerusalem and Bethlehem.

Hanania is the recipient of four (4) Chicago Headline Club “Peter Lisagor Awards” for Column writing. In November 2006, he was named “Best Ethnic American Columnist” by the New American Media;In 2009, he received the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Writing from the Society of Professional Journalists. He is the recipient of the MT Mehdi Courage in Journalism Award. Hanania has also received two (2) Chicago Stick-o-Type awards from the Chicago Newspaper Guild, and in 1990 was nominated by the Chicago Sun-Times for a Pulitzer Prize for his four-part series on the Palestinian Intifada.

His wife and son are Jewish and he performs standup comedy lampooning Arab-Jewish relations, advocating for peace based on non-violence, mutual recognition and Two-States.

His Facebook Page is Facebook.com/rghanania

Email him at: RGHanania@gmail.com

Visit this link to read Ray's column archive at the ArabNews,com www.arabnews.com/taxonomy/term/10906
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Life of Palestinian Poet Taha Muhammad Ali  be feted in play The Kennedy Center Collaborates with Sundance Institute to Bring Theater by Palestinian Playwrights to Washington, D.C. Amer Hlehel’s TAHA, Raeda Taha’s Where Can I Find Someone Like You, Ali?, and Creative Tensions: HOME to be Presented March 15-25, 2017 (WASHINGTON)—This spring, the John F. Kennedy Center for…

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Behind the scenes: Middle East poetry

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Behind the scenes: Middle East poetry
Hebah Fisher
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Hebah Fisher

Podcaster, blogger at Kerning Cultures
Hebah Fisher studied Global Development and built microfinance and incubation programs for small businesses in the US and the Gulf. She is currently based in Dubai, UAE, and is co-founder and business director of Kerning Cultures.

Email her at: hebah@kerningcultures.com
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The behind-the-scenes when 3 musicians and a poet in the Middle East come together for the first time. By: Kerning Cultures This episode we take you behind the scenes to capture raw human talent: the intimate brainstorming, trials, and experimentation of 3 musicians and a poet in the Middle East preparing for a spoken word…

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My Palestine

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My Palestine
Lilas Taha

Lilas Taha

Lilas Taha is a writer at heart, an electrical engineer by training, and an advocate for domestic abuse victims by choice. She was born in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father, and immigrated to the U.S. as a result of the Gulf war in 1990. She earned a master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Instead of working in the industrial field, she applied herself to the field of social safety, working with domestic abuse victims. Pursuing her true passion for creative writing, Lilas brings her professional interest and her Middle Eastern background together in her fictional novels. Email her at info@lilastaha.com. Visit her website at http://lilastaha.com
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 My Palestine  by Lilas Taha She lounged lazily under an olive tree one warm afternoon, digging her bare toes in the rich soil under her feet. Glorious vibrant hair danced in the light breeze, spreading her earthly scent in all directions. She threw back her head in rapturous song, her voice saturated with love as…

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