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Light the Road of Freedom

Sahbaa Al-Barbari's story provides a unique perspective on Palestinian experiences before and after the 1948 Nakba. Born and educated in Gaza, Al-Barbari was an activist in her community. When Israel occupied the Gaza Strip in 1967, Al-Barbari and her husband Mu'in Bseiso became refugees, stripped of their residency rights and forced to live in exile for the next three decades. While in exile, moving from Lebanon to Syria, Libya, Kuwait, Egypt, and finally Tunisia, Al-Barbari held tight to her hope of one day returning to Gaza. Her life speaks volumes about the struggle experienced by millions of disenfranchised Palestinians, separated from family members and their homeland. 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.

About the Authors

Sahbaa Al-Barbari is a native Palestinian who was born and grew up in Gaza City. After Israel occupied the Gaza Strip in 1967 Al-Barbari was exiled from her country, only returning to Gaza in 1996. Ghada Ageel is a visiting professor of political science at the University of Alberta, a columnist for the Middle East Eye, and the editor of Apartheid in Palestine (UAlberta Press). Barbara Bill lived and worked in Gaza for six years and currently resides in New South Wales, Australia.

Endorsements

"What an extraordinary project! We don't hear enough from Gaza. Through the oral histories of Palestinian women who have lived, witnessed, and built lives and futures for their families and communities—in the face of devastating force and continuing injustices—we learn Palestinian History through the intimate daily ways individuals have lived and made it."—Lila Abu-Lughod, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Columbia University

"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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