Delivery in January 2018.
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Photographs: Copyright© 2017 Monique Jaques
Forward: Copyright© 2017 Linda Sarsour
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design: Bonnie Briant
The book “Gaza Girls: Growing up in the Gaza Strip
” is about young girls in Gaza, whose existence is defined by its boundaries — literal and metaphorical, defined by both regional and cultural politics. Gaza is often seen through a dimensional lens of violence and conflict. Quieter moments are often overlooked, though they offer a powerful look into world unseen by many. Like many peers around the world, these girls are figuring out who they are in a world built by grown-ups. Navigating girlhood is universal, even if the circumstances are not. This book amplifies the everyday moments of joy and hope.
Monique Jaques has travelled to Gaza for over five years, driven to document the strength, creativity and vibrancy of Palestinian girls and young women.
The forward will be written by Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian American racial justice and civil rights activist, community organizer, and board member of the Women's March.
This 120 page book, designed by Bonnie Briant will be published in November 2017 at Ofset Yapimevi and expected to ship early 2018.
Price : $50