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GuerrillaReads No. 85: George Cattan

George Cattan is a life-long political junkie. He was born in Palestine, lived for many years in Syria, and has been writing about political struggles his whole life. He writes in Arabic, and we are fortunate to have this video of him reading in English translation from his memoir.

“Politics,” Cattan tells us, “is like an addiction.” In this reading, he explains how his thinking about politics has evolved over more than seventy years of life experience.

Cattan read for GuerrillaReads as part of a program run by Orange County-based Tiyya Foundation, which provides basic necessities for refugees and displaced American families.

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GuerrillaReads No. 83: Shukry Cattan

Welcome to Los Angeles, Crossroads of the World. Hometown world traveler Shukry Cattan reads about growing up Palestinian in the US. It’s about exploring his Arab roots and finding his place in the world.

This video comes to us as part of a partnership between GuerrillaReads and Tiyya Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides basic necessities for refugees and displaced American families. Through their creative writing program, refugees and immigrants have an opportunity to tell their own stories, in their own words. This is one of those stories.

Look for more videos from Tiyya Foundation here on GR.