Leila Abdelrazaq in Bethlehem at PalFest with Baddawi

We are thrilled that our own graphic novelist Leila Abdelrazaq was featured at this year's just-concluded PalFest. The Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) is an annual literary festival that brings influential literary figures from around the world to Palestine, to work with Palestinian literary figures there in writing workshops and free public events in free public events. 

We are unabashedly proud of Leila’s work, and the invitation she got to be part of PalFest!

Leila AbdelRazzaq in Bethlehem for #PalFest15. Photo by Rob Stothard for the Palestine Festival of Literature.

Leila was in Palestine to present in Bethlehem on her new graphic work, Baddawi, the story of her father’s boyhood in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon in the 1960s and ‘70s.

Palfest artist Leila Abdulrazaq speaks to students and alumni at Bethlehem University (Rob Stothard for The Palestine Festival of Literature)  Leila Abdelrazaq shares a panel with other artists on May 27th at the Palfest event at Bethlehem University in Bethlehem, Palestine. (Photo by Rob Stothard for The Palestine Festival of Literature)

To celebrate, for a limited time you can buy her book Baddawi for 20% off with coupon code PALFEST15 at our website !

To top it off, Foreword Reviews just called Baddawi a “must read." The review praises Abdelrazaq’s “heartbreaking and humorous” coming-of-age story for its use of “black and white illustration to great effect.”

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