Patricia Sarrafian Ward

"Words flower from fragile bodies": the poignant poetry of Lisa Suheir Majaj

Patricia Sarrafian Ward
6 February 2012
Poet Lisa Suheir Majaj writes exquisitely of the profound personal and collective loss that defines Palestinian history in her book, Geographies of Light.

Poetry review: Plunging humanity's depths in "Book of Sins"

Patricia Sarrafian Ward
29 April 2011
Nidaa Khoury is a widely-known Palestinian poet with seven collections already published in Arabic and translated into multiple languages. Book of Sins is the first time her writing is available in English, and as such marks a significant accomplishment in the effort to bring Arab writers to an English audience.

Book review: a different sort of journey in "Touch"

Patricia Sarrafian Ward
30 April 2010


From the very first page it is evident Palestinian author Adania Shibli’s new book Touch will be a different sort of journey, one that cannot be immediately defined, if at all. Patricia Sarrafian Ward reviews for The Electronic Intifada.

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