Light the Road of Freedom
Sahbaa Al-Barbari's story provides a unique perspective on Palestinian experience before and after the 1948 Nakba. Born in Gaza, Al-Barbari began her career as a school teacher and was an activist in her community. When Israel occupied the Gaza Strip in 1967, Al-Barbari was exiled from Palestine, continuing her activism as she lived in Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Kuwait, Tunis, Libya, and Europe. Al-Barbari returned to Gaza in 1996. This is the second book in the Women's Voices from Gaza series, which honours women's unique and underrepresented perspectives on the social, material, and political realities of Palestinian life. The books in this series will benefit Middle East scholars, social justice and human rights advocates, and all who want to know more about the modern history of Palestine.
About the Authors
"Gaza City is one of the most ancient cultural centres on the Mediterranean, and its people have long been a backbone of the Palestinian national movement. How Gazan women describe their lives under continual siege and military attack reveals their capacity for bearing hardship and undertaking initiatives in the public sphere. Ghada Ageel, a Gazan, and Barbara Bill have ably used oral history to bring readers the lived reality of women of different backgrounds, ages, and occupations."—Rosemary Sayigh, anthropologist and oral historian
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