One Girl ‘Against the Tide': A Gazan Story, a Universal Story

Today, organizers will announce the winners of the Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature, including in the Young Adult category. Last year, Taghreed Najjar’s “Sitt al-Kol” was on a very strong five-book YA shortlist as she is again, this year, for “Hawk Eye Mystery.” “Sitt al-Kol” has not yet been published in English, although the story certainly would have wide appeal.

6 of the Most Beautiful Writings from and for Gaza

Mahmoud Darwish once wrote, of Gaza, “We are unfair to her when we search for her poems.” We are certainly unfair when we scrabble anywhere for poems, searching for aesthetic pleasure in others’ suffering. But here, poetry seems to have welled up from the need to speak, to create, to defy silence.


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