Friends of Palestine Society are excited to host “A Night of Spoken Word” with main guest Remi Kanazi. Months after BDS referendum at the Guild, they’re celebrating their long awaited victory with this poetry night on Wednesday 10th of February, 7:30pm in the Cellar.

This night comes in celebration after a student-wide referendum secured a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion at the Guild, following several failed attempts putting the motion through Guild Summit. Boycott Divestment and Sanctions is a global movement targeting Israel for its oppressive treatment of Palestinians, in what is effectively an apartheid state.

Remi Kanazi is poet and writer based in New York City, and will be performing at the Guild as part of his UK tour promoting his newly released collection of poetry – Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up From Brooklyn to Palestine.

He has also penned Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine and was the editor of Poets For Palestine. His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Salon, Al Jazeera English, and BBC Radio.

His poetry has taken him across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and he has appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a Lannan Residency Fellow and an Advisory Committee member for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel.

Tickets are on the Guild website here, with only £5 for unwaged and students, and £8 for waged.