13-16 June 2024

15 Jun 2024
Heritage Centre

Being Palestinian: Karim Kattan

‘Palestinians stand at the threshold of humanity, sometimes invited, but not always’, says Karim Kattan, a writer born in Jerusalem. Just after the assault on Gaza began, Kattan was asked by the organisers of a literary festival to ‘refrain from mentioning the current situation and leave the political dimension out of the talk to avoid any eruption’. This is how Palestinians are silenced, their voice is conditional, their suffering qualified. This is what it feels to be Palestinian in polite circles. Join us as we explore culture, identity and being Palestinian post-Gaza.  

Karim Kattan with Jennifer O’Connell