Asmaa al-Ghoul was an ambitious young journalist when she started reporting on Gaza — her hometown — for the newspaper she’d dreamed of working for in high school. But through the trauma of uprisings, wars and a failed marriage, she began to question how much journalism really matters.
In this episode of “Kerning Cultures,” a special collaboration with Zahra Hankir as she reads Asmaa’s essay from her book, “Our Women on the Ground.”
Episode Credits and Notes
Thank you to Zahra Hankir for reading this essay, to Asmaa al-Ghoul, who wrote it, and to Mariam Antar, who translated it from Arabic. The book can be found here.
This episode was produced by Alex Atack, with editorial support from Dana Ballout and Hebah Fisher. Sound design by Mohamed Khreizat. Bella Ibrahim is our marketing manager and Tala Amhaz is our business development manager.
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