Photo 5

Photo 5

After initially performing on Egyptian radio, Zeinab sang at Palestinian festivals in Lebanon. Among those impressed by her music was Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish, who “gave me a big hug” after hearing her sing “Write Down, I’m an Arab,” translating his well-known poem “I.D. Card” into English. Zeinab aimed to take the narrative of Palestinian resistance to international audiences and found popularity among others struggling against imperialism. (Photo: Zeinab interviewed in Beirut for Alif Baa magazine, 1974.)

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