On Ghassan Kanafani’s 80th Birthday, ‘A Night Without a Blanket’

Arabic Literature (in English)

The iconic and celebrated Palestinian author Ghassan Kanafani was born on this day in 1936:

iconsquare31F7419C-B386-B172-5A40501B3F9A9BF0And this week, A Night Without A Blanket opens in NYC, as Theater for the New City presents two plays, “The Slope” and “A Present for the Holidays,” based on Kanafani short stories.

A Night Without a Blanket is a solo dramatization performed by Margo Lee Sherman and directed by Juanita Lara. It’s opened April 7 and is set to run through April 24. Information about tickets and showtimes can be found on the theatre’s website.

From the site:

The Slope and A Present for the Holiday are two stories from his book ‘Palestine’s Children’ and capture a very real account of the lives of the Palestinian people as told through the voices of Palestinian children. In The Slope, a child tells the story of his father, a shoe repairman, who works day and night to…

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