Fida Jiryis is a Palestinian writer and business consultant who has contributed to various publications including This Week in Palestine, Mondoweiss, the Palestine Chronicle, and +972 Magazine, on issues of Palestinian displacement, destroyed villages, struggle for rights, and issues facing Palestinian citizens of Israel. She is the author of ‘Hayatuna Elsagheera (Our Small Life)’ and ‘Al-Khawaja (The Gentleman),’ two Arabic books of short stories on village life in the Galilee. Her third book, ‘Al-Qafas (The Cage),’ on life under occupation in Ramallah, will be published in 2017, and her Arabic short stories have featured in various magazines. She has also completed an English women’s fiction novel, ‘Forty-Six Pounds,’ that she is seeking to publish, and is working on ‘My Return to the Galilee,’ an English memoir of her return after the Oslo accords and life as a Palestinian in Israel.
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