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Words & Images

The photographs of African Palestinians

Andrew Courtney's portraits eschew the artistic and ironic, preferring a direct intimacy that is intended to work in context with a narrative.

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Arab-American Writers Identify with Communities of Color
Andrea Shalal-Esa writes about how a new generation of Arab-American writers are consciously building bridges to other communities of color.
Moving Towards Home
The following is a brilliant piece by June Jordan, an award-winning African-American poetess who has for years been an ardent and outspoken supporter of the Palestinian people.
"A Prayer Band": Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad on Hurricane Katrina
A Palestinian-American from Brooklyn, Suheir Hammad has appeared on the HBO show “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry,” hosted by Mos Def. Her poems have been featured in numerous publications, on the BBC World Service, and National Public Radio. Hammad recently wrote two poems about Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath. The first reprinted here, "A Prayer Band", was performed at an event organised by Hammad called "Refugees for Refugees" in New York City on September 9th, which raised $5,000 for hurricane relief.