Bibliography on the Black Radical Tradition and the Middle East: Essays


See especially the entire issue of Journal of Palestine Studies 48 no. 4 (2020)

Noura Erakat & Marc Lamont Hill, “Black-Palestinian Transnational Solidarity: Renewals, Returns, and Practice,” pp. 7-16

Maha Nassar, “Palestinian Engagement with the Black Freedom Movement prior to 1967,” pp. 16-32

Taurean J. Webb, “Troubling Idols: Black-Palestinian Solidarity in U.S. Afro-Christian Spaces,” pp. 33-51

Russell Rickford, “To Build a New World”: Black American Internationalism and Palestine Solidarity,” pp. 52-68

Robin D. G. Kelley, “From the River to the Sea to Every Mountain Top: Solidarity as Worldmaking,” pp. 69-91

Ahmad Abuznaid, Phillip Agnew, Maytha Alhassen, Kristian Davis Bailey & Nadya Tannous, “Roundtable: On Solidarity Delegations,” pp. 92-102


Susan Abulhawa, “Confronting Anti-Black Racism in the Arab World,” Al Jazeera, 7 July 2013.


Michelle Alexander, “Time to Break the Silence on Palestine,” New York Times, 19 January 2019,


Sa’ed Atshan and Darnell L. Moore, “Reciprocal Solidarity: Where the Black and Palestinian Queer Struggles Meet,” Biography 37, no. 2 (Spring 2014), pp. 680–705.


Kristian Davis Bailey, Black-Palestinian Solidarity in the Ferguson-Gaza Era. American Studies Association. 2015


Rana Barakat, Reading Audre Lorde in Palestine: Exploring Differences between Generative and Extractive. Kohl: A Journal for Body and Gender Research Vol. 9 No. 1 (18 January 2023): pp. 25-31.


Rana Baker, “Palestinians express ‘Solidarity with the People of Ferguson’ in Mike Brown Statement,” The Electronic Intifada (August 15, 2014).


Diana Block, “Reflections on a Delegation to Imprisoned Palestine,” Counterpunch, 13 May 2016.


Fabiola Cineas. “The Long, Complicated History of Black Solidarity with Palestinians and Jews: How Black support for Zionism morphed into support for Palestine.” Vox (Oct 17, 2023)


Ajamu Dillahunt, “The Interconnectedness of Black and Palestinian Struggles," 2019.

Bruce A. Dixon, “Why Our Black Political Class is Paralyzed and Silent on Gaza Massacres and Israeli Apartheid,” Black Agenda Report, 23 July 2014


Shirley Graham DuBois, Imperialism, Neocolonialism, and Africa. 1970


Noura Erakat, “The Nakba and Anti-Blackness,” Jadaliyya, 19 May 2016


Noura Erakat and Marc Lamont Hill, Black-Palestinian Transnational Solidarity: Renewals, Returns, and Practice


 Maryam S. Griffin, “Freedom Rides in Palestine: Racial Segregation and Grassroots Politics on the Bus,” Race & Class 56, no. 4 (2015), 73–84.

 Robin D. G. Kelley, “Apartheid’s Black Apologists,” in Jon Soske and Sean Jacobs, eds., Apartheid Israel: The Politics of an Analogy (New York: Haymarket Books, 2015).


Robin D. G. Kelley, “Letter from a West Bank Refugee Camp,” in Sohail Daulatzai and Junaid Rana, eds., With Stones in Our Hands: Writings on Muslims, Racism, and Empire (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018).


________________. “Another Freedom Summer,” Journal of Palestine Studies 173, no. 1 (Autumn 2014), 29-41


________________. When the Smoke Clears in Gaza,” Mondoweiss (August 8, 2014).


________________. Defending Zionism Under the Cloak of Academic Freedom,” Mondoweiss (January 4, 2014).


Robin D. G. Kelley and Erica Lorraine Williams, “Madiba in Palestine,” Counterpunch (December 10, 2013).


________________. Gaza: What Would Lincoln Do?Counterpunch (November 29, 2012).


Robin D.G. Kelley, Yes, I Said ‘National Liberation’Verso blog post, (22 February 2016).


Audre Lorde, Oberlin College Commencement Address, 29 May 1989, in I am your sister : collected and unpublished writings of Audre Lorde,  edited by Rudolph P. Byrd, Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.


Saree Makdisi, “Things in Palestine May Never Be the Same Again,” The Nation (October 12, 2023).


Megan French Marcelin, "Linking Violence in Solidarity: Ferguson, Gaza, and the US State," Jadaliyya (August 18, 2014).


Bassem Masri, “The Fascinating Story of How the Ferguson-Palestine Solidarity Movement Came Together,” Alternet (February 18, 2015)


Nadine Naber, Arab and Black Feminisms: Joint Struggle and Transnational Anti-Imperialist Activism. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research (2016) 5 (3): 116–125.

Russell Rickford, African Americans, Palestine, and Solidarity, 2 July 2018


Roundtable on Anti-Blackness and Black-Palestinian Solidarity,” Jadaliyya, 3 June  2015


Therese Saliba, June Jordan’s Songs of Palestine and Lebanon


Timothy Seidel, “‘Occupied Territory Is Occupied Territory’: James Baldwin, Palestine and the Possibilities of Transnational Solidarity,” Third World Quarterly 37, no. 9 (2016), 1644-1660.


Olga Solombrino, ‘‘When I see them I see us’’: Palestinianness, Blackness, and New Geographies of Resistance,” From the European South 2 (2017), 71-87,  


Greg Thomas, “Blame It on the Sun: George Jackson and Poetry of Palestinian Resistance,” Comparative American Studies An International Journal 13, no. 4 (2015), pp. 236–253.


Philip Weiss’s interview with Zellner, “From Mississippi to Gaza – Dorothy Zellner Reflects on 50 Years of Struggle,” Mondoweiss, 24 June 2014.


Jaime Omar Yassin, “The Shortest Distance Between Ferguson and Palestine,” Counterpunch (August 15-17, 2014)