See this Edinburgh Festival hit telling the extraordinary story of Palestinian poet Taha Muhammad Ali
This one-man play recalls the life of Taha Muhammad Ali: a Palestinian who grew up in Saffuriya in Galilee, lived through the turbulent creation of Israel and ran a souvenir shop in Nazareth (‘a Muslim selling Christian memorabilia to Jews’) at the same time as he emerged as an internationally recognised poet in his forties. The show’s writer, Amer Hlehel, also plays Ali.
The first show at the Riverside (March 27) will be performed in English. The second (March 28) will be performed in Arabic.