Independent Presses & Palestine | فلسطين و الناشرون المستقلون
“Literary magazines help us track the reception, debates, and discussions on and around Palestinian literature, and they also function as primary sources—many short stories and novels were serialized in newspapers and magazines before being published as books,” writes Refqa Abu-Remaileh.
Small presses and literary journals have long been a nurturing space for Palestinian literature and thought. This panel hosts editors and publishers from Mizna, RAWI, Fikra, and Interlink.
Mizna promotes contemporary expressions of Arab American culture, and balances its local niche with a nuanced global perspective to deliver a balanced picture embodied in the multifaceted experience of the Arab diaspora.
RAWI (Radius of Arab American Writers) is a national literary organization dedicated to supporting and disseminating creative writing and scholarly writing by Arab/SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) Americans and those from the Arabic speaking world–which often means creating space and highlighting voices and people threatened by erasure.
Fikra Magazine is an online Palestinian literary magazine that publishes essays, short stories
and poetry in both Arabic and English. Fikra provides an opportunity for writers and artists who are now silenced, to develop their careers in the literary and cultural sector and contribute to the modern Palestinian cultural heritage.
Interlink Publishing was established in 1987 as a Massachusetts-based independent publishing house that offers a global, cosmopolitan perspective.