There’s no images of the separation wall in Chapter 31: An Exhibition About the Future of Palestine. Depictions of grim concrete checkpoints are almost entirely absent from the London exhibition; scenes of riots or protests are gone, and there’s barely a hint of the red, green, black and white that make up the Palestinian flag. The familiar signifiers that in Europe and America have come to symbolize Palestine are missing.
Award-winning writer Susan Abulhawa is the author of Mornings in Jenin and The Blue Between Sky and Water. She is the founder of the NGO Playgrounds for Palestine. In the interview below, Abulhawa reflects on the case of Dareen Tatour, the Palestinian poet arrested for incitement who is currently under house arrest.
Editor's note: Dareen Tatour's trial scheduled for September 6th could not proceed due to the lack of an Arabic translator for Dareen's testimoney. Her trial resumes in November.