Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power

 suheir_hammad_poems_of_war_peace_women_power.html  (watch it on TED)

Suheir Hammad (born October 25, 1973) is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist. She was born in Amman, Jordan. Her parents were Palestinian refugees who immigrated along with their daughter to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island. (read more) .

In her poems and plays, Suheir Hammad blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn to create a passionately modern voice.(Biograhy)

The Way I See It:  Usually I don’t post two days in a row, but I had to share this with everyone! “Where do refugee heart go?”… I have nothing to say ……really!!  I listened to this like 10 times in a row and I still get goose bumps.

Woman, Poetry and Palestine in one powerful, inspirational video! For you my friend, for you Grace and for all of us……!

I have to finish with Suheir’s brilliant and priceless line “Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded.”

Love & Light



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. coq10
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 19:37:22

    Greeting from across the world. Great post I must return for more.

  2. a vitamin
    Apr 17, 2012 @ 19:43:46

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