There was a packed house for the London launch of Just World Books’ Gaza Writes Back, Short stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine yesterday and I’m jealous I couldn’t attend to witness contributing authors’ presentations reading their short stories from this book I love so much.
Jehan Alfarra and Rawan Yaghi were there in person and Editor Refaat Alareer and Yousef M. Aljamal were present on live stream. The launch included video presentations Sameeha Elwan Speaks , Hanan Habashi Speaks and Mohammed Suliman Speaks whose readings, compiled in this video below include dramatic, compelling artistic footage from Gaza:
Just World Books has the full report of the event at their Newsfeed.
And luckily, Just World Books and the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) are facilitating a “Google Hangout on Air” January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm EST for a conversation with Refaat Alareer, Yousef Aljamal, Rawan Yaghi, and Sarah Ali (all Mondoweiss contributors!) Register here.