experiences in Palestine and the Middle East has
provided her with the political, historical and
socio-cultural milieu from which she draws and
develops the characters of her short stories.
Most of her protagonists are mainly ordinary Palestinains
or ‘Le petite people’ especially refugees
uprooted from their homes and Homeland, who seek
answers to their individual and collective historical
Many of these protaganists are resiliant women,
who in addition to their politcal oppresion encounter
social discrimination. Her stories and novellets
come in some eleven collections in arabic.
Christians Aware organisation in London U.K. published
for her in english short stories, poetic prose
and drama. Also in english folktales published
by Rimal publishing in Cyprus.
Najwa’s latest books in english are ‘A
continent called Palestine’ her life’s
story published by SPCK in London, and ‘Red
stones of Jerusalem’ a collection of short
stories, poems and art work published also by
Christians Aware. The Palestinain Artist Sami
Zaron contributed to the artwork of this book.