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The Book of Gaza

Book Launch and Discussion

Join us for a special evening with Gazan author Atef Abu Saif who will introduce this groundbreaking new publication, ‘The Book of Gaza’. This anthology features ten Palestinian writers translated into English for the first time. Atef will be joined by one of the contributing short story writers, Abdallah Tayeh.

Bringing together ten of Palestine’s most exciting fiction writers, ‘The Book of Gaza’, sets contemporary stories against the backdrop of arguably one of the world’s most beleaguered cities. Together, these stories enable its readers to go beyond the news headlines, and enter into the daily life of ordinary characters struggling to live with dignity in what has been called ‘the world’s largest prison’.

Contributors range from highly acclaimed authors to exciting new voices in Arabic literature, including the ‘Father of the Palestinian’ short story, Zaki Al Ela, and a new generation of award-winning young bloggers and journalists, like Mona Abu Sharikh and Yousra al Khateeb.

This anthology is not political, rather it is a compilation of human stories from Gaza. It allows us to see how the world’s most embattled and besieged city affects the daily life of its citizens, and how despite the context, humour and grace still abide.


Atef Abu Saif | talks | www
Abdallah Tayeh | talks


Date and Time:

2 June 2014 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



The Mosaic Rooms
Tower House
226 Cromwell Road

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