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Orange Groves, Olives, and The Last Fish Tale


April 30 | CUNY Graduate Center | NYC

Mark Kurlansky and Raja Shehadeh; moderated by Matt Weiland

With his latest book, The Last Fish Tale, bestselling author Mark Kurlansky (Salt; Cod; The Big Oyster) turns his attention to a disappearing way of life: fishing—how it has thrived in and defined one particular town for centuries, and what its imperiled future means for the rest of the world. In his highly acclaimed Palestinian Walks, Raja Shehadeh chronicles the local, personal and heartbreaking changes to the hills around his Ramallah home, as orange groves and olive trees gave way to prisons, watchtowers, and the infamous West Bank wall. Together, these two authors will address how industry and war have marked our surroundings. 

Cosponsored by The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, The Graduate Center, CUNY

• Entire event (1:20:59)

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PEN Blogs

• Deji Olukotun:
To me it was heaven:  Mark Kurlansky, whose book Cod inspired me to believe in reading again; Raja Shehadeh, an accomplished Palestinian author and jurist who helped litigate ‘The Wall’ case before the International Court of Justice; and Matt Weiland, author and editor of a book about soccer. [More]


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