Samidoun is one of many organizations endorsing the Palestinian Youth Movement’s English language launch of the book by Wisam Rafeedie, “The Trinity of Fundamentals.”
Below is the announcement from PYM. PYM is also organizing several in-person watch parties — read their announcement for details!
WHEN: Saturday, May 6th, 1-3pm ET, 8-10 Palestine Time.
WHERE: in-person or Online
RSVP: Register to attend.
You can attend a watch party hosted by our chapters in the Bay Area, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York, and Philadelphia.
Join the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and 1804 Books for the book launch of Wisam Rafeedie’s The Trinity of Fundamentals. The Trinity of Fundamentals is Rafeedie’s fictionalized account of his nine years of hiding from the Occupation in Palestine, which ended in his capture by the Israeli occupation army in 1991. Rafeedie wrote The Trinity of Fundamentals during his imprisonment at Naqab Prison in 1993.
We will be joined by the author and guest speaker Wisam Rafeedie. Rafeedie is a former Palestinian political prisoner, full-time researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University – Palestine. He previously worked as a part-time lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University. He holds two master’s degrees from Birzeit University, one in sociology for his thesis on the changes in the status of women in contemporary Palestinian literature before and after Oslo, and the other in contemporary Arab studies.
Wisam will be in conversation with the PYM and will speak about how the novel was written and smuggled out of Israeli prison as well as the broader phenomenon of Palestinian prisoner literature production.
We are grateful to our comrades at Al-Awda, Anakbayan, Bayan, Black Alliance for Peace (BAP), CUNY4Palestine, CPFQ, Malcom X Grassroots Movement, Makan, the Mosaic Rooms, National Student for Justice in Palestine, Nodutdol, Party for Socialist Liberation (PSL), Palestinian Feminist Collective (PFC), Palestine Writes, the People’s Forum, Samidoun, Union Del Barrio, Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)-NYC, US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN), UK Palestine Mental Health Network for their organizational endorsement of the book launch.