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2019 Programme

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Lighthouse events start at 1.00pm and last for 30 minutes

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Palestine +100

  • LIGHTHOUSE - Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop 43-45 West Nicolson Street Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9DB United Kingdom (map)

with contributor Rawan Yaghi

Gazan writer Rawan Yaghi talks about her vision of the future as written in Comma Press’ Sci-Fi anthology, Palestine+100. In this collection 12 Palestinain writers are asked: what might your country look like in 2048 – a century after the Nakba?

How might this event – which, in 1948, saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their homes – reach across a century of occupation, oppression, and political isolation, to shape the country and its people? Will a lasting peace finally have been reached, or will future technology only amplify the suffering and mistreatment of Palestinians?


Featured Book

Palestine +100: Stories from a century after the Nakba ed. by Basma Ghalayini (Comma Press, 2019)

Earlier Event: August 7
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