“Are You Ok?” &Raquo;

“Are you ok?” Why it’s so hard to honestly answer that question as a Palestinian living outside Palestine right now* This book was a bedrock for my undergrad dissertation “Faris? That’s a cool name. Where is it from?” “It’s Arabic,” I respond, bracing myself for the next question. “Oh, which part of the Middle East are you from?” “I’m Palestinian” Prior to recent incidents, a typical response would then have been: “Oh, you don’t sound Palestinian.” [As if Palestinians can’t have a crisp British accent🤦🏻‍♂️]… Nowadays the standard response... Continue Reading

November 12th, 2023