From RAMZY BAROUD
These stories are a heartfelt rendition of life under occupation. The young writers give a fresh look at a generations-old crisis. They represent the resilience of the Palestinian people and their refusal to submit to a life of dejection.
What these stories provide, more than anything, is a human side to a conflict that remains largely faceless to the rest of the world. These stories are about parents and children, neighbors and friends, all of whom share a common tragedy.
Gaza Writes Back illustrates the power of the pen in offering a narrative that has otherwise been suppressed by decades of misinformation. It also takes a critical look within Palestinian society to highlight important issues.
In a land where hope is the most precious commodity passed down through the generations, these stories provide a tangible platform for silenced voices to be heard and means towards gaining some dignity for a wounded nation.