Writing and Return

Dalia Taha  |  Creative and Critical Writings  |  2018  |  Palestine
“Writing and Return” is a rumination on writing, life and the Palestinian condition. Working across a disparate textual terrain, wrought from nationalist graffiti, personal diaries, magic amulets and NGO reports, the book asks how a re-engagement with writing as a form of encounter may help us understand anew the shape of the political present - this notion, at once intimate and abstract, more mood than moment, which Palestinians call the situation (al wada3) - and what it might in turn tell us about the relationship between writing, love, history, and the shapes of The Possible.