Kanafani Lives!

Youth Front for Palestine is answering the call put out by @palestinianyouthmovement and @samidounnetwork to host an event to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Palestinian revolutionary writer Ghassan Kanafani, who was killed alongside his niece by a car bomb in Beirut in 1972.

In honour of Kanafani’s belief in the power of art and culture, represented by his concept of “resistance literature”, we will be hosting a poetry evening on 7th July, from 6pm-8pm, at Friends’ Meeting House in central Manchester.

Beginning with a reading of some of Kanafani’s work, we will hear poems by various Palestinian writers as well as by figures from other progressive causes, such as Assata Shakur and Linton Kwesi Johnson. Comrade Kanafani was a true Palestinian patriot but he was also an internationalist who saw Palestinian liberation as being inextricably tied to the freedom of all oppressed people.

Let this evening also be a moment to champion young creatives! If any young person wishes to read their work at the event, please get in touch via our insta messages @y.f.f.p or feel free to come up and speak on the day!

This event is open to all youth but parents, guardians and other supporters are also welcome! Please arrive on time for a 6:15pm start.

Long Live Kanafani! Long Live Palestine!