Biography | Edward Said was the most eloquent proponent of the Palestine cause to the West. More than a decade after his death, his work has kept Palestine alive in academic and public discourse and in the minds of people everywhere. His unbending persona championed the cause of the Palestinian people, ensuring that the occupation, dispossession and other forms of injustice they were subjected to would always be salient in the public mind. A renowned author, public intellectual, literary scholar, and teacher, Said's profound contributions combatted Orientalism and positioned him as a timeless resource for academic scholarship and committed activism.
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