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Before the Next Bomb Drops : Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine (Paperback) (Remi Kanazi)
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Praise for Remi Kanazi's Poetic Injustice:
"Read his words out loud for yourself and your friends. Let their compassionate anger, their intricate dance of ideas, their unflinching witness, watch over you, dance with you, pick you up, and spur you to action."?Ali Abunimah, co-founder ofElectronic Intifada and author of The Battle for Justice in Palestine
"There is more truth, and perhaps finally more news, in Remi Kanazi's poems than the pages of your daily newspaper or the sterile reports flash across your screens."?Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winner
"Repression creates resistance. It also generates beautiful artistic works, which become a cultural weapon in the struggle for the realization of dreams. This book of poems is a shining example of tomorrow's Palestine."?Ronnie Kasrils, former African National Congress activist and South African government minister
we are the boat / returning to dock / we are the footprints / on the northern trail / we are the iron / coloring the soil / we cannot / be erased
Remi Kanazi's poetry presents an unflinching look at the lives of Palestinians under occupation and as refugees scattered across the globe . In Kanazi's second collection, he captures the stubborn refusal of the Palestinian people refuse to allow themselves to be erased gives voice to the ongoing struggle for liberation, and explores the meaning of international solidarity.
Remi Kanazi is a Palestinian American performance poet and human rights activist based in New York City. He has toured hundreds of venues across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East.