Suheir Hammad defines terrorism as "the killing of dreams" and talks about her experience, as a Palestinian Muslim living in Brooklyn, of September 11th, 2001. The interview is ten minutes, after that there is a lot of "donate now" for the organization hosting the interview. My putting the video up here is not an endorsement of anyone or anything. I just put up words that are interesting -- words from writers who have meaningful things to say. It's up to you to turn off when you're done watching.
But do watch a bit of Suheir. I saw her read her poetry at the Audre Lorde Project in Brooklyn more than ten years ago, and she rocked me to my core with the passion of her words.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Writers On Writing: Suheir Hammad
Posted by Neesha Meminger at 8:00 AM
Labels: 9/11, muslim, race, terrorism, Writers on Writing
oh i love suheir, she's amazing, thanks for putting this up!
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