Rescued from Rubble: Founding the Edward Said Public Library in Gaza


Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


Forum Room, Lamont Library, 11 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
MosabAbuTohaIn 2014 Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha was inspired by a book he rescued from rubble to found the Edward Said Public Library in Beit Lahia City, Gaza's first English-language library. The success of the Said library has led to the recent opening of a second branch in Gaza City. In this lecture, Abu Toha will recount his pursuit of a dream to share literature with other Gazans amid hardship and danger under Israeli occupation, as well as the obstacles faced in acquiring resources ranging from books to a building. Abu Toha will also read two of his poems. Free and open to the public. For additional information, click here.