We Are cOLOMBIANS AND PALESTINIANS
On June 7th and 8th, WPM carried out a global poetic activity in solidarity with the struggle of the peoples of Colombia and Palestine. The Coordination Committee called all the members of the Movement to send a poem or song, with a short greeting.
More than 250 poets and artists of 75 countries sent videos with poems in solidarity with the struggles of the Palestinian and Colombian peoples.
Here are some of them. All the videos can be seen on WPM Youtube Channel.
Ahlam Bsharat, Palestine
She is a Palestinian writer who grew up in a village in Northern Palestine. She completed her Master’s Degree in Arabic Literature at An-Najah National University in Nablus. Her books have received many awards. Ismee Alharakee Farasha (translated into the English as Code Name: Butterfly) was included in the IBBY Honor List for 2012. Ismee Alharakee Farasha and Ashjaar lil-Naas al-Ghaa’ibeen (translated into English as Trees for the Absentees) were both runners up for the Etisalat Award For Children’s Arabic Literature in 2013.
Umar Timol, Mauritius
He is the author of three collections of poetry, La Parole Testament, Sang, and Vagabondages, published by Editions l’Harmattan. He also wrote a text for a graphic, Les yeux des autres. He is a founding member of Point barre, a Mauritian cross-disciplinary poetry journal. He was awarded a grant by the Centre National du Livre (CNL) to attend a writers residency at the Festival des Francophonies at Limoges, and another to work on his novel Le monstre.
Moni Lanieri, Argentina
Hussein Habasch, Kurdistan
Ela Urriola, Panamá