Ashrawi, Hanan (Mikhail)

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ASHRAWI, Hanan (Mikhail)

ASHRAWI, Hanan (Mikhail). Also writes as Hanan Mikhail-Ashrawi. Palestinian, b. 1946. Genres: Literary criticism and history, History, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), Lebanese delegate at conference in Amman, Jordan, 1969; Bir Zeit University, West Bank, English professor, 1973-, English department founder, 1973, English department chair, 1973-78 and 1981-84, Legal Aid Committee/Human Rights Documentation Project, founder, 1974, chair, 1974-95, dean of arts, 1986-90. Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), member of political committee, 1988-93, member of diplomatic committee, 1990-93, official spokesperson, 1991-93; Palestinian Legislative Council, Jerusalem District, member of council and head of political committee, 1996-; Palestinian National Authority, Ministry of Higher Education, Minister of Higher Education, 1996-; Bethlehem 2000, Secretary General of international committee and head of steering committee, 1996-. Lecturer at institutions and symposia. Appeared in print, radio, and television interviews. Publications: Contemporary Palestinian Literature under Occupation, 1976; (with S. Shahruri) Al-Qissah al-qasirah fi al-ard al-muhtallah (title means: The Short Story in the Occupied Territories), 1986; This Side of Peace: A Personal Account, 1995. Author of fiction and poetry and a contributor to periodicals. Address: c/o Bob Barnett, Simon & Schuster, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020, U.S.A.