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About karimabuawad

Karim Abuawad earned a BA in English literature form the University of Illinois at Chicago and an MA in comparative literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He taught English literature at Al-Quds University in the West Bank, Palestine. He's currently working on a PhD in comparative literature.

Elias Khoury’s Little Mountain

By Karim Abuawad Written by the Lebanese man of letters Elias Khoury, Little Mountain (al-jabal al-saghir 1977) is a novel set during the early phase of the Lebanese Civil War, a war that lasted from 1975 to 1990. Paradoxically, the … Continue reading

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Mahmoud Abbas’s Speech at the UN

Mahmoud Abbas’s Speech at the UN by Karim Abuawad Despite the fact that I was never a supporter of the Palestinian Authority, I have to say that I was very impressed with President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the UN last … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Egypt

The Trouble With Egypt by Karim Abuawad Since the night the Tunisian people forced their dictator to flee the North African country, I’ve been hearing people anticipating that the same fate would fall on the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak. In … Continue reading

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“Palestine is Open for Business” by Tala Abu Rahmeh

I’m reading a book about Columbine. The school nurse, then 33, hid in a cupboard in the library, crawled against the measurements of her body wrote a goodbye note on the skin of the door. “I loved you more than … Continue reading

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On This Earth What Makes Life Worth Living

By Mahmoud Darwish Translated by Karim Abuawad On this earth what makes life worth living: the hesitance of April the scent of bread at dawn an amulet made by a woman for men Aeschylus’s works the beginnings of love moss … Continue reading

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