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TALK | Palestinian Anti-Colonial Cultural Nationalism

Bashir Abu-Manneh


Advancing the idea that Palestinian writers responded to the experiences of exile and dispossession by constructing an anticolonial humanism premised on notions of agency and struggle, equality and mutuality, and a conception of a just future, Bashir Abu-Manneh explores Palestinian culture in search of this humanist vision.

Bashir Abu-Manneh is assistant professor of English at Columbia. He received his doctorate from Oxford University and specializes in post-colonial theory. He is the author of the forthcoming article Towards Liberation: Michel Khleifi's Ma'loul and Canticle in Palestinian Cinema.