[Dublin] Book Launch: ‘Palestine +100’ – A Palestinian science fiction anthology (AFP, IPSC & TCD Mphil Race, Ethnicity, Conflict)
“The stories are inventive and dextrous, as brilliant as they are painful — and sometimes even playful.” – NPR
“Adopts sci-fi not as escapism, but as a new set of metaphors with which to engage the present political realities of occupied Palestine, and it’s people’s urgent desire for freedom and justice.” – TANK Magazine
Join us on Wednesday 6th November 2019 in Trinity College Dublin to launch ‘Palestine +100’, the first ever anthology of science fiction from Palestine. The launch, featuring will British Palestinian writer, Selma Dabbagh and the editor, Basma Ghalayini, take place at 7pm in the Robert Emmet lecture theatre in the Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.
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Palestine + 100 is the first anthology of science fiction from Palestine. The book poses a question to contemporary Palestinian writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people? The result: contemporary Palestinian writers offering their own spin on the science fiction and fantasy genre.
Covering a range of approaches – from SF noir, to nightmarish dystopia, to high-tech farce – these stories use the blank canvas of the future to reimagine the Palestinian experience today. Along the way, we encounter drone swarms, digital uprisings, time-bending VR, peace treaties that span parallel universes, and even a Palestinian superhero, in the first anthology of science fiction from Palestine.
Join one of the contributors to this groundbreaking new collection of science-fiction stories, British Palestinian writer, Selma Dabbagh and the editor, Basma Ghalayini, as they discuss an anthology that uses possible futures as a vehicle for exploring the politics of the present.
Reading and discussion followed by Q&A
The event is hosted by the MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict in TCD in association with Academics for Palestine, and the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign