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Author Al-Ghoul, Asmaa, author.

Title A rebel in Gaza : behind the lines of the Arab spring, one woman's story / Asmaa Al-Ghoul and Selim Nassib ; translated from the French by Mike Mitchell.

Publication Info. Los Angeles : DoppelHouse Press, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 ALGHOUL,A    Available
 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    92 ALGHOUL,A    DUE 07-01-20
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 206 pages ;c20 cm
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Summary EXCERPT APPEARING IN HARPER'S, NOVEMBER 2018 Asmaa al-Ghoul is a Palestinian journalist who grew up in the Rafah refugee camp in Gaza. Her book offers a rare view of a young woman coming into her own political and secular beliefs amidst the region's relentless violence and under Israeli occupation. She has been called "too strong minded," frequently criticized for not covering her hair and for being outspoken. As a journalist and activist, she has led demonstrations and been vocal in her opposition to Hamas and Fatah, which has led her to family strife, imprisonment, brutal interrogations, death threats and attacks. A Rebel in Gaza is Asmaa's story as told to Franco-Lebanese writer Selim Nassib over the course of the "Arab Spring" through meetings, phone calls, Skype, and even texts during the siege of Gaza in 2014, when Israel conducted Operation Cast Lead in response to several rocket attacks by Hamas and she was locked in the "open air prison" that her homeland had become. Both determined and dedicated to its liberation through writing, education and culture, she paints the sensory portrait of the native country she passionately loves, which over years has become a cauldron of wars and fundamentalism. Gaza has always been rebellious . . . stubborn, addictive, I'm her daughter and I look like her.Asmaa al-Ghoul (b. 1982) was given the prestigious Courage in Journalism Award by the International Women's Media Foundation and is described by The New York Times as a woman "known for her defiant stance against the violations of civil rights in Gaza." Selim Nassib (b. 1946), journalist for Libération and novelist is the author of I Loved You for Your Voice and The Palestinian Lover (Europa Editions).
Subject Al-Ghoul, Asmaa.
Palestinian Arabs -- Biography.
Women, Palestinian Arab -- Biography.
Feminists -- Gaza Strip -- Biography.
Journalists -- Gaza Strip -- Biography.
Arab-Israeli conflict.
Women and war -- Gaza Strip.
Women -- Gaza Strip -- Social conditions.
Women and war -- Gaza Strip.
Gaza Strip -- Social conditions.
Gaza Strip -- Social life and customs.
Added Author Nassib, Sélim, author.
Mitchell, Mike (Translator)
Added Title L'Insoumise de Gaza
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