Basma Abu Fanunah

Basma, 23, lives in Gaza City's eastern Al-Shujaiea neighborhood and is new graduate in English literature from the Islamic University of Gaza. She also has worked as a freelance translator for organizations such as the Center for Political and Development Studies and the Ministry of Culture.

Basma is fascinated by history and cultures and is planning a project that would help non-Palestinians learn more about that aspect of Gaza, beyond the politics. She will produce a video tour or the historical artifacts in Gaza and introduce its ancient history. Basma also loves literature, seeing it as  "the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death." She also loves fashion, design and -- of course -- writing!