Discussion about Marcello Di Cintio’s book, “Pay No Heed to Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense” followed by screening of "The Wanted 18" by Amer Shomali




Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 18:30 - 20:00 


Discussion on Palestinian History and Culture, Convened by Andy Simons


This month’s focus is Marcello Di Cintio’s book, “Pay No Heed to Rockets : Palestine in the Present Tense” (Saqi Books, 2018)

Marcello De Cintio is an award-winning Canadian travel journalist whose latest book, “Pay No Heed to Rockets : Palestine in the Present Tense,” shows the stuggle of Palestinian writers to get their work out to the public. Writing under limited hours of electricity, from within prison, and other challenges are revealed to Di Cintio by booksellers, writers, librarians, and the reading public. Major Palestinian authors, living and dead, are seen here in a new way.

Discussion will be followed by screening of ‘The Wanted 18’, a humourous and thought-provoking film by Palestinian director Amer Shomali and Canadian director Paul Cowan.


An informal, monthly reading group in which recent, non-expensive books on Palestinian history and culture can be discussed. Titles for the next session will be chosen by consensus.. Attendance is by registration, and booking is essential.


Andy Simons, the host, is the retired British Library Curator of UK 20th Century publications, and runs palestinebooks.net, the most complete bibliography of English-language books on the history of the Palestinian struggle.


Tickets £3 online or £5 at the door

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In partnership with Middle East Monitor (MEMO)