Today, something different. Not words, but photographs. When I can’t write, I take up another creative activity, usually photography or gardening. I am slowly returning to my camera. I took these photographs today in the old city of Haifa, where a process of gentrification has been going on for years. Most of these homes belong to Palestinians who were chased out of Haifa in 1948. Now, they are ruining these homes to build a new neighbourhood.
You are welcome to use any of the photographs, as long as you give photography credit and source.
a Palestinian feminist writer, born to a Slovak mother and a Palestinian father. Growing up in two countries and between two cultures, my identity is composed of both, and my multicultural background affects my writing. I write fiction, poetry and non-fiction fragments. My first novel, “Haifa Fragments,” was published in 2015 by Spinifex Press (Australia), New Internationalist (UK), and translated into Italian and Turkish. I hold a Master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Haifa. In my fiction, poetry, as well as non-fiction, I deal with political and social issues such as identity, belonging, racism and discrimination, art as political resistance, hard-core social taboos in the Palestinian society, and issues affecting women and the LGBTQI community, all from a feminist perspective. I’m a member of the radical feminist collective Isha L’Isha – Haifa Feminist Center, and live with my daughter in Haifa.
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