Marcello Di Cintio
The author Marcello Di Cintio discusses his new eBook, Song of the Caged Bird: Words as Resistance in Palestine (Hazlitt, 2014), with Joseph Planta.
|Song of the Caged Bird: Words as Resistance in Palestine by Marcello Di Cintio (Hazlitt, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
In 2012, Marcello Di Cintio began a residency at the Palestine Writing Workshop. While there he led a course on creative nonfiction. Through this course, and living just outside of Ramallah, he gained insight into what life was like for Palestinians. A new eBook, Song of the Caged Bird: Words as Resistance in Palestine looks at his time there, the writing of his students, and the insight he gained from what they wrote about. He also looks at how books and literature reflect the reality and history of Palestinians. Marcello Di Cintio joins me now. I’ll ask the award winning writer and teacher about his travels to Palestine and what their bookshelves told him about their existence and more. This new eBook is a Hazlitt Original from Knopf. The website for more is at www.marcellodicintio.com. His previous book Walls: Travels Along the Barricades won the 2013 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Calgary today, Marcello Di Cintio; Mr. Di Cintio, good morning.