Glowing Publishers Weekly review for A Rebel in Gaza

5 copyPublishers Weekly praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib) for scrutinizing the oppressive forces affecting women in Palestinian society:

“Debut author Al-Ghoul, a journalist from Rafah, picks apart the paradoxes of being female in Palestine, illustrating in vivid and direct language how Hamas and Fatah, on one hand, and the Israelis, on the other, conspire to restrict acceptable behavior for women in the territory. […] This searching exploration illuminates the crossroads of gender and Palestinian identity.”

A Rebel in Gaza: Behind the Lines of the Arab Spring, One Woman’s Story publishes in November.