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

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.