Join us for Starr Bar's Monday Night Cocktails & Conspiracies as we discuss Egypt, Palestine, their current realities and their places within today's global networks of empire.
To mark the publication of two new books, Sara Yasin from BuzzFeed News, will be in conversation with authors and organisers of the Palestine Festival of Literature, Yasmin El-Rifae and Omar Robert Hamilton.
THIS IS NOT A BORDER is an anthology of essays, diaries and poems collected over a decade of the Palestine Festival of Literature. With contributions some of the most important writers working today it is a unique assemblage of new work on Palestine. (http://palfest.org/this-is-not-a-border)
THE CITY ALWAYS WINS is a novel set within the Egyptian revolution of 2011. A deep psychological portrait of a politics of hope and the unsparing counterrevolution that followed. It is gathering early praise, Naomi Klein calling it «unmissable. A dazzling debut.” (http://orhamilton.com/thecity)
And, if you've not been before, STARR BAR is a nightlife venue in Bushwick, Brooklyn that celebrates and supports movements for social justice. So come join us for what will undoubtedly be a lively discussion.
SARA YASIN is a Palestinian-American journalist. When she's not busy making bad jokes on Twitter, she works for BuzzFeed News, leading the News Curation team in New York. She has previously worked at GlobalPost and Mic. She enjoys obsessing how we consume news, and the impact of false stories that go viral about Muslims.
YASMIN EL-RIFAE is a writer and a co-producer of the Palestine Festival of Literature. As a journalist she publishes with the Egyptian independent outlet, Mada Masr and is now at work completing her first book, a history of an extraordinary feminist resistance group within the Egyptian revolution
OMAR ROBERT HAMILTON is a co-founder of the Palestine Festival of Literature, a filmmaker and author. He has written for the Guardian, the London Review of Books, Mada Masr and Guernica. His debut novel, The City Always Wins, has just been released.