Smuggling Books Across the Border
(The Electronic Intifada, 2015)


The eigth annual Palestine Festival of Literature brought together more than 30 authors to participate in a week of cultural programming throughout Palestine in late May. International participants did readings in Ramallah, Jerusalem, Nablus, Hebron, and Haifa alongside local Palestinian poets, musicians, and authors. I was among the authors invited to participate.

The following series of illustrations represent a range of responses to the festival, from feeling at home to feeling out of place, moments of safety and moments of vulnerability, and the uncomfortable reality of “occupation tourism.”

Originally commissioned for The Electronic Intifada, the series was later self-published as a zine.