The Funambulist Nº27

Learning With Palestine

JANUARY – FEBRUARY 2020

Welcome to the 27th issue of The Funambulist. Entitled Learning With Palestine (in opposition to the extractive dimension of learning from Palestine), it constitutes a collaboration with the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest). As such, it offers contributions by five PalFest 2019 guests, three PalFest organizers, and four guest Palestinian authors around one question: how to reclaim what colonialism stole? Cities (Mahdi Sabbagh), land (Nick Estes & Maath Musleh), language (Jehan Bseiso & Karim Kattan), interiors (Victoria Adukwei Bulley & Sabrien Amrov), narratives (Samia Henni & Mostafa Minawi), and digital instruments (Madiha Tahir & Majd Al-Shihabi) constitute the core components of the various answers formulated around this question. Throughout this issue, Palestine is simultaneously the site of anti-colonial learning and solidarity, as well as a the source of a productive dialogue with other colonial geographies such as Turtle Island, Algeria, the “Federally Administrated Tribal Areas” (FATA) in Pakistan, or Aotearoa.

As usual, our News from the Fronts section that opens each issue and complements the main dossier, includes articles reflecting on ongoing struggles. This time, we offers three texts about the ongoing Irak Revolution (Zahra Ali), the fight from Korean “comfort women” for justice (Stephanie Kyuyoung Lee), as well as a dive in imaginaries of Black resistance (Cases Rebelles).

Editor-in-Chief: Léopold Lambert
Editorial assistant: Caroline Honorien
Head of Strategic Outreach: Margarida Nzuzi Waco
Copy Editor: Carol Que
PalFest 2019 team: Omar Robert Hamilton, Mahdi Sabbagh, John Horner, Jehan Bseiso, Maath Musleh, and Sharif Abdel Kouddous
PalFest 2019 guests: Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Josh Begley, Ibtisam Barakat, Simone Browne, Nadia Bseiso, Ricardo Cavolo, Natalie Diaz, Keller Easterling, Nick Estes, Ashish George, Jenna Hamed, Christina B. Hanhardt, Samia Henni, Shamus Khan, Léopold Lambert, Alia Malek, Felicity D. Scott, Madiha Tahir, Jacques Testard, Mabel O. Wilson, and Jay G Ying

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COVER |SAHRA WITH RAJA SHEHADEH
Nadia Bseiso

— NEWS FROM THE FRONTS ///
2 | “WE DEMAND A HOMELAND!” THE REVOLUTION OF THE YOUTH IN IRAQ
Zahra Ali

5 | SITES OF CONTENTION: STATUE OF PEACE AND KOREAN COMFORT WOMEN REDRESS MOVEMENT
Stephanie Kyuyoung Lee

8 | UNQUIET IMAGINARIES OF BLACK RESISTANCE
Cases Rebelles

— MAIN /// LEARNING WITH PALESTINE

12 | INTRODUCTION + MAP
Léopold Lambert

16 | ON URBAN FUTURES: COLONIAL SPACE TODAY INTRODUCTION TO PALFEST 2019
Mahdi Sabbagh

20 | WORKING TOWARDS INDIGENOUS LIBERATION FROM TURTLE ISLAND TO PALESTINE
Nick Estes & Maath Musleh

26 | RECLAIMING SPATIAL AND PERSONAL INTERIORS
Victoria Adukwei Bulley & Sabrien Amrov

34 | RECLAIMING LANGUAGE INSIDE OUT: OUR MAPS, WORDS, BODIES, AND ROOTS
Jehan Bseiso & Karim Kattan

42 | READING COLONIAL LANDSCAPES IN ALGERIA AND PALESTINE
Samia Henni & Mostafa Minawi

50 | WHICH DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE REVOLUTION?
Madiha Tahir & Majd Al-Shihabi

58 | OTHER PALFEST 2019 ORGANIZERS AND GUESTS’ BIOS

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MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS! ///

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