It was interesting to read the recent newspaper review article of the author and human rights activist Susan Abulhawa’s latest novel entitled, “”The Blue Between Sky and Water.” The article in the London Metro `In defiance of disaster’ reflects on the author’s work in attempting to document the lives of women in Gaza.
As Abulhawa outlines:
At the centre of thee it all are the women. The matriarchs, the gossips, the healers, the lost, the dreamers, the artists and the sandcastle makers … They are the women I met in my imagination, in documentaries, in person, in news clips .. They all carried Palestine wherever exile took them and I inherited from them the wound of an unredeemed history.”
The official pres release provides further details of the novel and is available to download as a PDF file here – Media Pack.
The official website for Susan Abulhawa, entitled Morning in Jenin, is located here: http://morningsinjenin.com/