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Politics and Parenting in Palestine

  • The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

Acclaimed Palestinian chef, Laila El-Haddad, is in Australia 5-16 April 2017 hosted by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS), and will be visiting Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. Keep up with her tour appearances here on the AJDS webpage >>


For years, Palestinian writer Laila El-Haddad has been documenting daily life in Gaza. She’s done it with a journalist’s eye for detail, a chef’s instinct for taste and smell and a mother’s hopes and anxieties for the future.

As a reporter, El-Haddad’s work has appeared in the Washington Post, New Statesman and the Guardian and on the BBC, CNN and al Jazeera. Some of her most compelling work, however, has been published on her award-winning blog, Gaza Mom, which she started back in 2004. The blog interweaves personal stories with grassroots reporting, political opinion and amazing local recipes.

Gaza Mom, she writes, is ‘about the trials of raising my children between spaces and identities; displacement and occupation; and everything that entails – from potty training to border crossings.’

Click here to purchase Leila's cookbook from the Palestine Centre For Peace, Adelaide >>

Click here to purchase Leila's cookbook from the Palestine Centre For Peace, Adelaide >>

El-Haddad is the author of two books, including a Palestinian cookbook and Gaza Mom: Palestine, Politics, Parenting and Everything in Between, a compilation of blog posts and published journalism. At the Wheeler Centre in April, this remarkable writer and activist will discuss the inescapable connections between personal and political in today’s Palestine with host Jordy Silverstein.

Full event details and bookings here >>

Hosted by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society.


[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

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