The future Palestinian present
Palestinian science fiction and the protracted now.
This piece was initially published on Mangal Media on August 25th, 2019.
There is a concept coined by the Lebanese writer Walid Sadek which denotes a present endlessly postponed by the lack of pasts and futures. He calls it ‘the protracted now’. Since discovering it in his The Ruin to Come, Essays from a Protracted War, I have been…