Miko Peled in Germany-- after Mexico & many U.S. venues!

Miko Peled speaking

Ever in demand as an inspiring public speaker, Miko Peled, author of The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, is in the middle of a busy speaking tour of Germany!

He spoke in Munich on June 24th, Stuttgart the following evening, and  Freiburg on June 26th. Next week, he'll be appearing in Berlin on Tuesday June 30th to deliver a 7 pm lecture at the Bildungswerk Berlin of the Heinrich-Böll Foundation (Sebastianstr. 21, 10179 Berlin).

This bookends a month that started with our peace-and-justice-loving author speaking in Mexico-- where he was also able to take a little time off to go see some amazing Frida Kahlo art. He was also the subject of this short profile on HispanTV (screengrab below.)

Screengrab of Miko on Mexico TVMiko Peled's voice has become a powerful one in many countries around the world since Just World Books first published The General's Son, his very thought-provoking memoir, in 2012. In Spring 2016, we'll be publishing a much-awaited, expanded second edition of the book. He is currently writing an all-new Epilogue for the new edition, in which he describes and reflects upon some of the amazing experiences and new insights he has had since the first edition came out.

Just World Books also has rights for all parts of the world except Mercosur countries, for an already translated Spanish version of the book, El Hijo del General. Plus, we also have a Swedish-language version available and awaiting a publisher...

Do contact us if you are, or know of, a publisher in either of these languages who would be interested in publishing a translated version of the book!

Miko has also continued his busy schedule of speaking at a broad range of venues in the United States. Sometimes, there are powerful establishment forces who want to muzzle his free-speech rights and prevent U.S. audiences from hearing his pro-equality message. This happened at the end of May, when the Amnesty International chapter at Mount San Jacinto College in Southern California invited him to speak on their campus-- and several powerful local figures, including two members of the U.S. Congress, wrote to the College President urging him to cancel the talk!

However, the MSJC President stood firmly in favor of his students' rights to invite and hear a speaker of their own choosing, and the talk went ahead without incident. (Except that, someone had apparently left an electronic cigarette in her or his backpack, and it started smoking toward the end of the discussion, causing participants to have to evacuate to another space.)

You can read Miko's own account of the incident-- in the form of a letter to the local paper that the paper, the San Diego Union Tribune, refused to publish-- on Miko's personal blog, here.

Nothing will prevent this brave writer-activist from getting his message out-- in the United States, or around the world.

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