Dr. Mona El-Farra* (Author)
From the introduction: Dr. Mona's stories and reflections from Gaza in this book will take you into a world every Gazan will recognize, but that no outsider will ever know from reading the thousands of reports, analyses, or journalists' stories which pour out into our newspapers and fill our television screens. Through what began as a ground-breaking and hugely popular blog "From Gaza with Love'", Dr. Mona brings us perspectives from amidst the most tumultous and at times most horrifying moments in Gaza over the last eight years that remind us how and why we have reached the point we are at today. The book tells her own struggle, her own doubts, and changing hope as she describes the endless challenges that face someone so intimately involved in trying to pick people up from their heartache, and look constructively towards the future.
"The cruel fate imposed upon the caged and tormented people of Gaza is one of the most shocking crimes of the current era. And their proud and courageous endurance is one of its wonders. These are evoked with passion and sensitivity in Mona El-Farra's simple words, which cut to the heart." -Noam Chomsky
*Dr. Mona El-Farra is MECA's Director of Gaza projects.