Pair of the Week - Mahmoud Darwish

Editor's Note

What does it mean to be a nation? What does it mean to be unified? Our Pair of the Week raises challenging questions that feel supremely relevant in 2016. The pieces were selected from A River Dies of Thirst: Journals by Mahmoud Darwish, who reminds us "every beautiful poem is an act of resistance," translated from the Arabic by Catherine Cobham and published by Archipelago Books.