Over the last two years and especially over the last few months, the blog has undergone a subtle shift from persistently tense political discourse to a more nuanced appreciation of Palestine’s rich culture. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a transition; the politics are certainly still here. But as we become more aware of the strength that comes with holding on tight to our histories and traditions and all the little quirks that define us and our struggle, this almost seems to be the natural course of things.
To make it easier on you, the reader, I’ve put together a short list of some of the projects and plans I have in store for Sixteen Minutes to Palestine.
Palestinian Profiles in America: This is by far the most comprehensive project undertaken on SMP and requires time and resources that just aren’t always there. It’s also a running project with no set end date, so look out for stories and personal biographies of Palestinians from all walks of life for as long as this website is up and running.
Poetry: Inspired by the power of choppy lines, occasional rhymes, and the deep stories they can convey, I’ve developed a great affinity to Palestine-related poetry and will be featuring original guest contributions from time to time. [Read more...]