Looking For Home in the Palestinian Diaspora
In my original plan for Pay No Heed to the Rockets I was going to include a chapter about Palestinian authors in the diaspora. I decided, in the end, to focus on Palestinians still living in historical Palestine. My interest in diaspora writers did not diminish, however, and I am fascinated by what Palestinians living far from Palestine consider to be “home.” To answer this question, I spoke to two Brooklyn-based Palestinian writers, Tala Abu Rahmeh and Hala Alyan. They were kind enough to tell me their families’ stories and what Palestine means to them.
Hazlitt published the story here.