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Edward Said

(1935 - 2003)


Edward Said was a Palestinian-American professor of literature at Columbia University, and a founder of the academic field of postcolonial studies. Born in Mandatory Palestine, he was a citizen of the United States by way of his father, a U.S. Army veteran. As a cultural critic, Said is known for the book Orientalism (1978), a critique of the cultural representations that are the bases of Orientalism - how the Western world perceives the Orient.

From 1977 until 1991, Said was an independent member of the Palestinian National Council (PNC). In 1993, Said quit his membership in the PNC, to protest the internal politics that led to the signing of the Oslo Accords, which he thought had unacceptable terms.



1998: Apocalypse Now

2001: What They Want is My Silence (Interview with David Barsamian, Part 1)

2001: They Call All Resistance "Terrorism" (Interview with David Barsamian, Part 2)

2002: Occupation Is the Atrocity

2002: Emerging Alternatives in Palestine

2002: Punishment by Detail

2002: Palestinian Elections Now

2003: When Will We Resist?

2003: A Monument to Hypocrisy

2003: Who's In Charge of War on Iraq?

2003: Give Us Back Our Democracy

2003: Arabs Must Throw Off Their Shackles

2003: A Roadmap to What and Where?

2003: Blind Imperial Arrogance

2003: Dreams and Delusions



Last updated on 27 March 2023