Our latest book “Mama’s Magic” is available now.
“Mama’s Magic” book is based on the life of Asma Rashed, A young mother of four who lives in the Zaatari camp in Jordan.
War tragically pushed Asmaa out of her home in Syria, where her destiny had been written as a wife and mother at only 16 years of age. After attending the We Love Reading training at Zaatari Camp in 2014. Asmaa rebuilt her adult identity as the neighborhood storyteller and began using reading aloud to children as a bridge to tackle critical issues in her new community in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee. Six years later, with Asmaa’s firstborn daughter reaching adolescence, a flashback of her education-deprived past emerges and inspires her to embark on a new read-aloud project to empower teenage girls to build a future of opportunities she never had. Despite her complex living situation as a refugee and the community’s conservative mindset, Her resilience and determination led her to become a community leader who fights for better opportunities for her community and children.
The book is available in both Arabic and English languages.
The Arabic version is written by the Palestinian writer Maya Abu Alhayat who is a Beirut-born Palestinian novelist and poet living in Jerusalem. She has published two poetry books, numerous children’s stories and three novels, including her latest No One Knows His Blood Type (Dar Al-Adab, 2013). She is the director of the Palestine Writing Workshop, an institution that seeks to encourage reading in Palestinian communities through creative writing projects and storytelling with children and teachers.
The English version is written by Amina Awad Jordanian Palestinian writer, and the book is illustrated by Eshraq Othman.
Recently “The Neighborhood Storyteller” documentary which is also based on Asma’s life has received the WOMEN IN FILM Award from the Mountain film festival.
To order “Mama’s Magic” book contact us on the following:
Phone : + 962 6 55 30190