Fifth Eye On Palestine Keynote Lecture Serie
This Keynote explores the political significance of a literary ‘mistake’ made in 1971 in the historical context of Black/Palestinian solidarity. After the assassination of George Jackson, the revolutionary prisoner who had been recently designated Field Marshal of the Black Panther Party, prison guards seized Palestinian resistance poetry from his prison cell in San Quentin, California. Some of this poetry by Samih Al-Qasim, Palestinian resistance poet par excellence, was thought to be written by Jackson and published under his name in the Black Panther newspaper. An uncanny resemblance between the voices of Jackson and Al-Qasim, as well as the conditions of Blacks in North America and Palestinians, made this ‘mis-attribution’ possible. It is thus argued that what might be viewed as a literary ‘mistake’ instead can be viewed as a powerful illustration of kinship in the practice of revolutionary political solidarity. Ultimately, this solidarity would be recalled and renewed in a 2015–16 exhibition featuring George Jackson at the Abu Jihad Center for Prisoner Movement Affairs in Palestine. The Keynote will be in English.
Greg Thomas is Associate Professor who teaches Black Studies and literature in English at Tufts University. Currently, he is at work on a book manuscript on the revolutionary writings of George L. Jackson, “The Dragon.” As an outgrowth of that project, he curated the “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” exhibit in October 2015 for the Abu Jihad Museum for Political Prisoner Affairs at the Abu Dis campus of Al Quds University (Jerusalem).
This event is part of Processions of the Sun, a program curated by Eye on Palestine.
19.02.2018 - 4 PM
Pay what you want
Radio No Frequency
Zina Zarour + Lama Rabah + Faris Shomali + Henna al-Hajj Hasan + Thomas Devos + Kaat Arnaert + Mattijs Vanderleen
Bashar Murkus + Khashabi Theatre + The Palestinian National Theatre El Hakawati
About the festival
<p>Connexion vzw (Brussels) and A.M.Qattan Foundation are proposing a focus on flemish-palestinian co-operation in arts and culture, inspired by the Government of Flanders and the Mission of Palestine in Europe, Belgium and Luxembourg who decided on a Flemish-Palestinian cultural project. Unlike the logic of events like Europalia, or even the Venice biennale which are a projection of the imagination of a country, Under Construction is based on reciprocity and aims to promote cultural cooperation, dialogue and exchange.</p>
<p>Instead of focusing on difference and alterity, the two organising partners focus on co-operation and solidarity, and give more visibility and value to forms of 'togetherness' that are already existing between Flanders and Palestine.</p>
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The Minard theatre is the festival centre.
The reception and the bar are open one hour before the start of the first show.
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It is not possible to reserve beforehand. You can get your ticket starting from 1 hour before the first show. So: first come, first served.
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