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Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza

Still Lives: A Memoir of Gaza (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Garson, Marilyn

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Four years, two wars and one most unlikely social enterprise. Marilyn Garson was an experienced aid professional who created jobs at the edge of war. In 2011, she was invited to move to the Gaza Strip. Friends warned her that nothing worked behind the Gaza blockade. Unable to res...ist that challenge, Marilyn became the economic director of a large NGO programme, leading an ambitious young Palestinian team. Gaza's business owners, technology graduates, and job-seekers (facing the highest unemployment on earth) overturned Marilyn's understanding of aid and justice. Then she volunteered to join the United Nations emergency team that would remain inside Gaza through the 2014 war. Marilyn witnessed first-hand the impact of Israel's urban assault and massive civilian displacement. The UN was prepared to shelter 35,000 displaced Gazans, but 293,000 arrived. Locked in beneath the bombs, they had nowhere safer to go, and nothing but the United Nations flag and international law to protect them. Neither Marilyn's team nor Gaza itself was the same after fifty days of bombardment. But the team were still determined to launch their social enterprise. On her last day, Marilyn's final task was to tell her Gazan colleagues that she is a Jew.
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ISBN 9780473488406
Published NZ 20 Oct 2019
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
105 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9780473488406
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Mary Egan Publishing
Imprint Mary Egan Publishing
Published 20 Oct 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Garson, Marilyn
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories
True Stories: War / Combat / Elite Forces
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 268
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 20mm
Dewey Code 956.94055
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade