Qatar National Library (QNL) announces the dates of ‘Palestine Cultural Week: A Land Worthy of Life’. it will take place between August 8 and 12.
Qatar National Library, District of Freedom, Education City, Al Luqta St, Qatar
08 August 2021, 12:00 AM
12 August 2021, 12:00 AM
‘Palestine Cultural Week: A Land Worthy of Life’ week held at QNL will be filled with various educational and engaging activities that showcase Palestine’s art, literature, food and more.
Overall, seven sessions will be conducted online and these will be suitable for all ages.
August 8--- there will be a special book discussion on the novel Kilimanjaro Spirit by Ibrahim Nasrallah. Participants can join the Arabic Book Club and learn about the book, the Palestinian cause and how it is depicted in novels.
August 9 --- attendees will be taken on a virtual ‘Journey to Al-Aqsa Mosque’- one of the largest and holiest mosques in the world, located inside the Old City of Al-Quds Al-Sharif in Palestine.
August 10-- attendees will get a chance to immerse themselves in the Palestinian folk dance al dabke. Mohammad Salm will share insights on one of the most important traditional Palestinian art forms and a critical element of Palestinian heritage.
August 11--- ‘The Palestinian Keffiyeh: The Symbol of Resistance’.
Dr Yehia Zakaria Al Agha, ambassador for Cultural and Educational Affairs at the Palestinian Embassy and vice-chairman of the Palestinian Schools Board, will present the history of the garment and its transformation into a symbol of resistance.
On the same day, the library will host ‘From the Palestinian Memory’, in which director Bashar Hamdan will shed light on the initiatives and attempts to collect and document Palestinian archives.
The session will also highlight the efforts made to safeguard stolen and lost archives and preserve Palestinian cinema archives, and the importance of employing culture, arts and cinema for the sake of further legitimising the Palestinian cause.
August 12--- visitors will learn about traditional Palestinian embroidery, a folkloric tradition passed down through generations and a fine art that defines Palestinian women.
The engaging and interactive Palestine Cultural Week will conclude with a session on Palestinian cuisine on August 12. Palestinian cuisine is a distinct part of the country’s culture and is influenced by civilisations and nations throughout history.
For more details, visit the Events page on the library’s website (www.qnl.qa/en/events).