In “A Cornucopia of Books,” Sheldon Kirshner reviews A Rebel in Gaza: “Asmaa al-Ghoul, a Palestinian journalist and human rights activist living in France, and Selim Nassib, a Lebanese journalist based in Paris, deal with a variety of current Middle Eastern issues in A Rebel in Gaza. In particular, they comment on the dire situation in … Continue reading
“A Rebel in Gaza is a love letter to an unloved place […] a sparkling memoir. […] Asmaa al-Ghoul, who was born in the Rafah refugee camp at the southern end of the Strip, writes with clarity and tenderness of [Gaza’s harsh] realities.” Continue reading
The excerpted chapter from A Rebel in Gaza, “The Woman with the Beauty Spot,” is about author Asmaa al-Ghoul’s intriguing encounter with Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Read it online or the November print issue of Harper’s Magazine. Learn more or buy the book.
In a new review on sister-hood, an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage, human rights lawyer Sayeh Hassan praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s A Rebel in Gaza: “Refreshing and eye-opening […] This memoir was a page turner, and I appreciated Asmaa’s challenging perspective, her outspokenness and her strength. […] I would recommend this memoir … Continue reading
Publishers 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 … Continue reading
In an advance review, Kirkus Reviews commends Palestinian journalist Asmaa al-Ghoul’s new memoir (with co-author Selim Nassib), which relates her experiences growing up and becoming a writer in Gaza: “Fierce and defiant, Al-Ghoul’s book is as much a celebration of Gazan resilience in the face of raging internal and external conflicts as it is of … Continue reading