Justice for Palestine presents poet, Mosab Abu Toha
April 25, 2023 - 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Mosab Abu Toha is a Palestinian poet, short story writer, and essayist from Gaza. Abu Toha is the author of Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza (2022, City Lights), which won a 2022 Palestine Book Award and was a National Book Critics circle Award Nominee. A graduate in English language, he taught English at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) schools in Gaza 2016-2019, and is the founder of the Edward Said Public Library, Gaza’s first English language library (now two branches).
In 2019-2020, Mosab became a Scholars-at-Risk fellow and a visiting poet at Harvard University, hosted by the Department of Comparative Literature. He is currently a graduate student of Creative Writing at Syracuse University.
About Justice for Palestine
Founded in the wake of the December ‘08 Israeli attack on Gaza, Justice for Palestine is a community educational and organizing project. They provide grassroots education and generate political pressure needed to re-orient US policy toward a just peace. Coordinated by the Syracuse Peace Council, it includes people active in the local Methodist Task Force for Middle East Peace, the Islamic Society of Central New York, Al Huda Muslim American Society Mosque and Syracuse Jews for Peace.