This video is from the Google Hangout organized by AFSC and Just World Books with five of the contributors to the book Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine.
To learn more about the current situation in Gaza, check out AFSC's background paper "Gaza Under Siege"
About the Book
Gaza Writes Back, edited by Refaat Alareer is a compelling collection of short stories from fifteen young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel’s siege and blockade. Their experiences, especially during and following Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive known as “Operation Cast Lead”, have fundamentally impacted their lives. Their stories are acts of resistance and defiance, proclaiming the endurance of Palestinians and the continuing resilience and creativity of their culture in the face of ongoing obstacles and attempts to silence them. Whether tackling the tragedy that surrounds missile strikes and home raids, or the everyday indignities encountered by Palestinian refugees, through their writing these authors have brought to life the real issues that the people of Gaza face.