Paperback: 150 pages
Publisher: Gilgamesh Publishing, 2019
The collection of 30 five-minute plays gathered here have been created and performed by Palestinian children. By turns heartwarming and heart-wrenching, they touch on issues of day to day life such as the occupation, the blockade of Gaza, the human rights violations and the shortages of electricity and other basic needs, but they are also a celebration of Palestine s rich culture and huge creativity.
Born of a spirit of surprising positivity in the face of adversity, these plays provide a fascinating insight into the world as viewed through the eyes of Palestinian children, but at the same time there remains something very universal about the human themes explored.
“A kaleidoscope of settings: living room, schoolroom, woodwork room, street, olive grove, border crossing; of emotions: friendship, love, hate, loyalty, jealousy, empathy, fear, terror, resignation, but above all, hope. Each play an insight into young people s lives in Palestine” — Jane Willis, ELT author