Dr. Hatim Kanaaneh won an enthusiastic reception for his short-story collection, Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, when it was launched February 24 at a reading and reception hosted by Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies.
The event was packed! Attendees were welcomed by Dr. Brinkley Messick, co-director of the Center, and the event then took the form of a lively conversation between Dr. Kanaaneh and Dr. Moustafa Bayoumi, a talented writer and analyst who is a professor at Brooklyn College.
Dr. Kanaaneh's own account of (and reflections on) the discussion between him and Dr. Bayoumi can be found here.
After the semi-formal part of the evening was over, attendees moved to a neighboring room to enjoy Arabic-style mezze, cookies, and coffee. They also lined up three deep to buy copies of Chief Complaint, which they took back for Dr. Kanaaneh to sign. Just World Books people doing the bookselling speedily sold out of the inventory they had brought, and had to take orders for the book for the unlucky last few customers.
Dr. Kanaaneh will be doing a few more book events in New York before he travels to Washington DC, March 18-22, to introduce Chief Complaint to audiences at Georgetown University, the Palestine Center, and elsewhere. In early April, he will be presenting the book and its engaging "Tales of Life in Galilee" to Northern California.
Any community group or congregation interested in inviting Dr. Kanaaneh to come and give his own, inimitable presentation of this collection of lightly fictionalized short stories should contact Just World Books as soon as possible. Attendees at the February 24 launch commented that Dr. Kanaaneh's stories provide a rich and engaging picture of the texture of the lives of residents of the indigenous Palestinians of rural Galilee, who have been subjected to Israel's deeply engrained system of institutional discrimination for nearly 70 years now.
A charming short video that Dr. Kanaaneh (and his talented spouse Didi) made in their home village of Arrabeh can be viewed here.
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting advance orders for our stunning debut graphic novel Baddawi by the talented Leila Abdelrazaq. Renowned Palestinian artist Samia Halaby calls the book “a substantial accomplishment, a serious story in comic-book form containing magnificent drawing by a young artist of promise.” Baddawi launches April 7 and [...]
Our authors have busy speaking schedules in the weeks ahead! On February 24th, Hatim Kanaaneh will be launching Chief Complaint: A Country Doctor's Tales of Life in Galilee, his evocative collection of short stories, at a signature event at Columbia University's Center for Palestine Studies, in New York Details and RSVP's for this evening event can [...]
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Just World Books is delighted to welcome online customers to our updated and redesigned webstore, where you can browse our growing collection of "Timely Books for Changing Times" and learn more about our great authors and their speaking events. We have tried to make purchasing our books directly from the website even easier for you. [...]