Nonino Prize "To a Master of our Time" 2008

Leila Shahid

Leila in the ancient Eastern literary tradition is the lover who is faithful to a “perhaps” impossible love, who fights till the cancellation of herself in the other.

Leila Shahid has always been fighting upright, with nobility and purity to give peace to her tormented Palestine, a sacred land for all monotheist creeds; a place She loves so much as to consider each child born in that land as her own child.