Suheir Hammad

Suheir Hammad (1973- ) is a Palestinian-American poet, author and political activist who was born on October 1973 in Amman, Jordan to Palestinian refugee parents and immigrated with her family to Brooklyn, New York City when she was five years old. Her parents later moved to Staten Island.

Her work embodies and embraces the concept of identity as an immigrant, a Palestinian, a Muslim and as a woman challenging society’s social conventions.

She will be performing at Poetry 2010 at the South Bank in London on 5 November 2010.

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Peace Oil

Peace Oil or taking the piss?

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One Response to “Suheir Hammad”

  1. Priya Sher Says:

    She sounds great

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