We are proud to announce the winners of the 2017 Ghassan Kanafani writing scholarship. Alf Mabrook to Farah Kader,  and Yafa AbuSelim! 

Their submissions, along with other Palestinian writers ages 18-25, will be published in the upcoming Ghassan Kanafani Anthology, featuring cover art by Suhad Khatib and illustrations by Nasr Eleyan.

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1st Place

Farah Kader received her BA in Public Health from the University of California-Berkeley. She has written for online publications, including The Tempest, The Billfold, and Electric Literature. She is part of Washington DC-based art collective, The Sanctuaries, which uses the arts to transform issues of race and religion into forces for personal growth and social change. Farah is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Michigan.

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2nd place

Yafa AbuSelim dreams during the day and wakes at night. She writes her life down because it anchors her to both daydreams and night-life. Her work has been most recently featured in the 2017 publication, Letters to a Former Lover. She lives in Washington DC.