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Shows featuring Sinan Antoon

  • Mahmoud Darwish, Poet Laureate of the Palestinians, 1941-2008 Darwishweb
    Three days of mourning have been declared in the West Bank and Gaza to mark the death of Mahmoud Darwish, the Poet Laureate of the Palestinians. Darwish was considered one of the most important Arab poets, a towering literary figure for over four decades. The poetry of Mahmoud Darwish is well known and loved across the Arab world by people from all walks of life. [includes rush transcript]
    August 11, 2008 | Story
  • An Iraqi Rhapsody: Poet & Novelist Sinan Antoon on the U.S. Destruction of the Iraqi State, His Latest Novel and the Sad Statement that Iraq was Better Under Saddam Hussein Altoonweb20070706
    Iraqi-born poet and novelist Sinan Antoon joins us in our firehouse studio to discuss the U.S. occupation of Iraq, his latest novel, "I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody," poetry and much more. Antoon says, "Even if there is withdrawal, it’s going to be withdrawal Israeli-style: from urban centers to the military bases ... that have been built there with millions and millions...
    July 06, 2007 | Story
  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo.
    This past weekend the pro-democratic rebels took the capital of Zaire and drove the dictator Mobutu from power. The rebels have renamed the country the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amy is joined by Sean Kelly, former correspondent for the Voice of America in Africa. Sean Kelly discusses the history of Zaire-Congo as well as US involvement with keeping Mobutu Sese Seko in power.
    May 19, 1997 | Story