Join the Palestinian Youth Movement (PYM) and 1804 Books for the book launch of Wisam Rafeedie’s The Trinity of Fundamentals. The Trinity of Fundamentals is Rafeedie’s fictionalized account of his nine years of hiding from the Occupation in Palestine, which ended in his capture by the Israeli occupation army in 1991. Rafeedie wrote The Trinity of Fundamentals during his imprisonment at Naqab Prison in 1993.
We will be joined by the author and guest speaker Wisam Rafeedie. Rafeedie is a former Palestinian political prisoner, full-time researcher and lecturer at the Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University – Palestine. He previously worked as a part-time lecturer in Sociology and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University. He holds two master’s degrees from Birzeit University, one in sociology for his thesis on the changes in the status of women in contemporary Palestinian literature before and after Oslo, and the other in contemporary Arab studies.
Wisam will be in conversation with the PYM and will speak about how the novel was written and smuggled out of Israeli prison as well as the broader phenomenon of Palestinian prisoner literature production.