Letters to Palestine
(out April 14) traces the swelling American recognition of Palestinian suffering, struggle, and hope, bringing together some of the most noted writers, artists, scholars, and activists of our time as they write to and for Palestine. Junot Díaz, Teju Cole, Ben Ehrenreich, and Mumia Abu-Jamal join Palestinian American activists such as Huwaida Arraf, Noura Erakat, and Remi Kanazi in giving voice to feelings of empathy, solidarity, and anger in intimate letters, beautiful essays, and furious poems.
Editor Vijay Prashad recently spoke to the Institute for Middle East Understanding about putting the collection together and what he hopes it will accomplish. Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History at Trinity College, and the author of 17 books.