Discussion board forum “7”: Mourid Barghouti – I Saw Ramallah
“I do not live in a place. I live in a time, in the components of my psyche, in a sensitivity special to me (91).” – Mourid Barghouti
In thinking on the meaning of this quote from Barghouti’s memoir, write a min. 300 word cogent and fluid post that addresses the following questions:
1. What are the implications of exile and displacement for Barghouti, and what does this mean in thinking on Palestine and issues of land, place, home, borders, and nation?
2. How does Barghouti’s memoir put forward a very non-violent and existential perspective? Think about this as to how he portrays sentiments of ennui, loss of meaning, and longing.
3. How does Barghouti pressure the meaning of identity and belonging through the ideas and issues of citizenship, stranger, refugee, and resident?
Support your analysis with at least two direct references to the text.
My guidelines/questions here are meant to spur your thinking in your writing of an original and thought-provoking post. There are certainly many points of entry in your reading and interpretation of this text.