EXCERPTS ON/FROM GAZA
By Samar Batrawi
Read about the unwavering connection between cousins; one currently located in Gaza, the other in London. With her eloquent and vulnerable prose, Batrawi tries to make sense of what's been happening in Gaza and with Palestinians around the world over the past weeks. Writing in times of war is incredibly difficult and painful, but Palestinian authors like Batrawi remain steadfast.
By Mai Serhan
By Zamak Saadat
Glass for Breakfast
By Nur Turkmani
"Glass For Breakfast" takes us from Lebanon to Palestine and echoes the connection between their peoples in grief, anger, sorrow and longing.
Mamma, I'm fine
By Maya Murry
Read at the vigil for six year old Wadea Al Fayoume, who was murdered in cold blood, "Mamma, I'm fine" is a painful reminder of the blind hatred Palestinians have to endure.
By Rua Jendawe
Jandawe's poetry is a laborious attempt at personal and collective reflection. Her gripping lines thwart social convention and confront the reader one word at a time.
Huda’s Salon and the Art of Witness: An Interview with Director Hany Abu-Assad
By Nicolas-Bilal Urick
Director Hany Abu-Assad spoke to Fikra Magazine in his first interview since the film’s controversial circulation. His words express an emotional understanding of this nascent criticism as he discusses his motivations as a Palestinian wrapped up in the cruel politics of exploitation, colonial subversion, and the imperial rape of native integrity. Abu-Assad earnestly insists that we confront the horrors inflicted on the Palestinian people by the “comatose Zionist regime,” irrespective of the taboos we must witness.
A Loud and Hungry Darkness
By Samar Batrawi
Remembering the second intifada through the personal lens of forgotten friendship and collective suffering. Batrawi brings us back to a dark history that is often only spoken about during late evenings behind closed doors. She asks us to keep remembering the past, so that we may imagine a new future.
Views From the Warsha
By Jeanine Yacoub
In a few images, Jeanine Yacoub's photography shows the (de)construction of Palestinian life and the settler expansion of the Occupying force. A gripping series of photographs.
Unveiling the Power of Bullets: Silencing Voices or Reigniting Resilience
By Ali Asfour
Ali Asfour, a Palestinian analog film photographer, fearlessly wields his camera to capture the unvarnished truths of the Israeli occupation. He reveals hidden narratives, capturing the very essence of Palestinian resilience and resistance, forcing us to challenge our preconceived notions and dive into introspection. Asfour illuminates the shadows of oppression, championing the resilience of his people and provoking us to act. With each click of the shutter, he captures not only the stark realities of occupation but also the flickering flames of hope that refuse to be extinguished
Postage Stamps from Gaza
By Fahed Shehab
Fahed Shehab is a visual artist from Gaza Palestine. His work intertwines artistic concepts with a desire and search for knowledge. In his work, he conveys his own experience and everyday life towards a path of learning through art.