Basman Derawi

Basman, 26, was born in Kuwait and lived there for two years before coming to Gaza. A physiotherapist for the Ministry of Health, he graduated from Al-Azhar University in 2010.

He thinks of writing as a remedy--a tool that can change the world and be used as resistance. Basman began drafting stories a year ago and is inspired by music, movies and people with special needs. One of his dreams as a Palestinian is to share and show Palestinians' real faces as they struggle and work for their rights. He also loves to read, cook, and play video games and basketball.  

My Stories