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Photographs: Copyright© 2017 Monique Jaques
Photo Editor: Peter Curtis
Foreword: Copyright© 2017 Abeer Ayoub
Text Editor: David Stuart
Design: Bonnie Briant
The book “Gaza Girls: Growing up in the Gaza Strip
” is about young girls in Gaza, whose existence is defined by its boundaries — literal and metaphorical, defined by both regional and cultural politics. Gaza is often seen through a dimensional lens of violence and conflict. Quieter moments are often overlooked, though they offer a powerful look into world unseen by many. Like many peers around the world, these girls are figuring out who they are in a world built by grown-ups. Navigating girlhood is universal, even if the circumstances are not. This book amplifies the everyday moments of joy and hope.
Monique Jaques has travelled to Gaza for over five years, driven to document the strength, creativity and vibrancy of Palestinian girls and young women.
The foreword will be written by Palestinian Gaza journalist Abeer Ayoub.
Read an interview with Monique Jaques here
This 120 page book, designed by Bonnie Brian is printed at Ofset Yapimevi.