20 August, 2016

Boston, MA

Friday, October 6th, 2017


Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard St, Brookline, Massachusetts 02446

Celebrating the tenth anniversary of Palestine Festival of Literature, This is Not a Border is a collection of essays, poems, and sketches from some of the world’s most distinguished artists, responding to their experiences at this unique festival. Both heartbreaking and hopeful, their gathered work is a testament to the power of literature to promote solidarity and hope in the most desperate of situations.

Contributors Teju Cole Teju Cole (Known and Strange Things), and Ru Freeman will be in conversation with Tom Hallock, Associate Publisher of Beacon Press, and Khury Petersen-Smith, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Mellon Sawyer Seminar in Comparative Global Humanities at Tufts University.

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The Books:

The Books:

On Sal Mal Lane

In the tradition of In the Time of the Butterflies and The Kite Runner, a tender, evocative novel about the years leading up to the Sri Lankan civil war.

A Disobedient Girl

A Disobedient Girl is a compelling map of womanhood, its desires and loyalties, set against the backdrop of beautiful, politically turbulent, Sri Lanka.