The destruction of a famed Gaza bookstore severs a crucial lifeline

“Even under blockade, it made us feel as a part of the world.” The Samir Mansour Library not only held Gaza’s largest collection of English books, it also served as an avenue for Palestinian voices to be heard by the world. the library gave authors “a reason to live”; “under a blockade, getting published is a massive challenge”, so Mansour would publish and print the books himself, in his own fight to support Palestinian literature. Read full article here

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