Before the Next Bomb Drops: Rising Up from Brooklyn to Palestine


Before the Next Bomb Drops explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine and US militarism through a poetic lens.

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Remi Kanazi’s poetry presents an unflinching look at the lives of Palestinians under occupation and as refugees scattered across the globe. He captures the Palestinian people’s stubborn refusal to be erased, gives voice to the ongoing struggle for liberation, and explores the meaning of international solidarity.

In this collection, Kanazi expands his focus outside the sphere of Palestine and presents pieces examining racism in America, police brutality, US militarism at home and wars abroad, conflict voyeurism, Islamophobia, and a range of other issues.

“Remi Kanazi is one of the most courageous voices of this generation. Before the Next Bomb Drops is a beautiful but urgent clarion call for freedom, justice, and resistance in every pocket of the world, from occupied Palestine to gentrified Brooklyn. Read this book and prepare to be inspired, enlightened, and emboldened.”
–Marc Lamont Hill, CNN commentator and host of HuffPost Live and BET News

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Weight 0.5 lbs
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ISBN: 9781608465248
September 2015