An Interview with Raja Shehadeh: Documenting the Ordinary in an Unordinary Place
Keywords: 
memoir
life writing
diary
human rights
colonial occupation
settler colonialism
Abstract: 

This interview is part of an ongoing PhD research project on contemporary Anglophone Palestinian memoirs, autobiographies, and life narratives. The project examines the linguistic, aesthetic, and thematic elements of a number of texts that document daily life under occupation in Palestine within a settler-colonial theoretical framework. Interviews with authors have been conducted to foreground the textual analysis of the texts. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this interview was conducted online via Zoom in February 2022, and was later edited by the interviewer and the interviewee.

Author biography: 
Eman Alasah is a PhD candidate at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. She earned her bachelor’s degree in English literature from Bethlehem University in Palestine and a master’s in literary and cultural studies from Durham University in the UK. Her research examines post-1993 Anglophone Palestinian autobiographical writings within a settler-colonial framework.