Online | Walking Like Naomi Campbell

Thursday | 11.11.21 | 18:00

Launch of the book |

The Maktoob project is proud to invite to the launch of the book

Walking Like Naomi Campbell

By Mahmoud Shukair

From the Arabic: Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani

Epilogue: Aida Fahmawi-Wattad

(The Maktoob book series, Pardes Publishing, and The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute)

Walking Like Naomi Campbell is a collection of short and very short stories by the Palestinian writer Mahmoud Shukair, who engages his readers skillfully with a sure hand and provides a rare and absorbing view of the daily life of the Palestinians under occupation. Shukair’s writing proves that literature and politics are inseparable and that irony, figurative writing, and allegory cannot be detached from the colonial context in which they are written.


Opening remarks and Chair: Eyad Barghuthy, Writer, deputy editor, the Maktoob book series, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


Prof. Yehouda Shenhav-Shahrabani, Editor-in-Chief, the Maktoob book series, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute

Dr. Aida Fahmawi-Wattad, Al-Quasemi Academy


Reading very short stories in Arabic and Hebrew:

Loaay Wattad, Tel Aviv University

Tami Israeli, Literary editor of the book; Head of the Literature Department, Levinsky College of Education

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