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Ghassan Kanafani

Jamaa Al-Yad


Ghassan Kanafani (1936–1972) worked as a journalist, a literary critic, and as a fiction writer. He was a spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and wrote extensively on the Palestinian struggle. With Anni Høver, much of his effort focused on the rights of children and education. He was assassinated in Beirut in 1972.

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This is #108 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.

Jamaa Al-Yad was formed in Beirut and now exists in diaspora. Jamaa al-Yad is a cultural association the aim of which is the research, implementation, dissemination, and re-establishment of various cultural manifestations, including but not limited to, craft, design, and art, by focusing on the local, vernacular, indigenous, and popular, using methodologies and means that ideologically reflect models of collaboration, co-operation, and communality, in the belief that such works and such actions are historically shown to, and continue to be likely to, bring about beneficial social change and a betterment of the commonweal.