9.7.06

Ghassan Kanafani
8th July, 1972. Very few people have managed to inspire generations of Palestinians as much as Ghasan did. To me, he is one of two such individuals who represented the height of cultural and literary input in the Palestinian revolution. The second person, Naji Al-Ali, awaits another post later this month.
He is by far the most progressive of Palestinian writers. He wrote without fear of rejection or criticism. He articulated our thoughts so eloquontly when he posed the ever-unanswerable questions of what is a homeland, in Returning to Haifa. He also identified the way forward in the tragedy of Men in the Sun. Rarely has anyone asked, answered and left open so many questions on a homeland, justice, nostalgia, the revolution as Kanafani did.
He was clear as to what he wanted. Murderers, however, did not allow him to finish what he started. An Israeli hand was playing in Beirut on that summer day.
The picture (edited) is courtesy of http://bethlehemghetto.blogspot.com. an excellent blog from Bethlehem.

2 comments:

1mPHUNit0 said...
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1mPHUNit0 said...

Dear i'm Very happy to meet you
on this revolutionary electronic medya.

You
naji al ali
Ghassan khanafani
Fairuz
George Habash
Marcel Khalifa
Hani Hassan
Tewfiq Zayadd
Samih al-Qasim

Do you think are Palestinian?
No
They are the soul of the freedom
but not the freedom for all
the soul of the freedom of
the revolution.
The freedom from fascism and sionism, from imperialism and
cinism.
from Italy to you...my comrade