REFLECTIONS BY FOREIGNERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED BY PALESTINE
I Found Myself in Palestine is a collection of over twenty insightful and emotionally raw reflections about the experience of being a foreigner in Palestine.
Contributors come from the United States, South Africa, Norway, Japan, Sudan, Bolivia, Germany, Chile and more. They are neither journalists nor politicians, but rather “ordinary people” who found themselves deeply involved with Palestine through marriage, work or by chance. While the context is Palestine, the focus of the essays is the writers’ own growth and transformation as a result of their long engagement with the Palestinian people.
Sometimes funny and sometimes sad, the collection provides a new and unique window into social, familial, emotional and political dynamics through the eyes of committed and caring people who found themselves part of the global Palestinian community.
Contributors include: Pam Bailey, Mariam Barghouti, Thimna Bunte, Clio Chaveneau, Jonathan Cook, Corina Dagher, Helene Furani, Fatima Gabru, Neta Golan, Nadia Hasan, Donn Hutchison, Didi Kanaaneh, Andrew Karney, Maria Khoury, Mari Martens, Loren McGrail, Cody O'Rourke, Carolyn Quffa, Rina Rosenberg, Marty Rosenbluth, Ann Saba, Samira Safadi, Zeena Salman, Steve, Sosebee, Saul Takahashi, and Trees Zbidat-Kosterman
Nora Lester Murad, PhD, is a writer and co-author of Rest in My Shade: A Poem about Roots (Interlink Books, 2018). She raised her three daughters in Palestine. She co-founded Dalia Association, Palestine’s community foundation, and founded Aid Watch Palestine, a community-driven aid accountability initiative. She now lives in Boston.