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Lama Takruri

Lama TakruriLama Takruri was a participant in the 2013 Palestine Writing Workshop. She received a BA in biology at Birzeit and is currently studying contemporary visual arts at the International Academy of Art, Palestine. She spent her childhood in Bahrain, before moving with her parents to Palestine at the age of 13.

From The Blog
30 May 2014

Ramallah. Walking down the main street in al-Tireh or al-Masyoon neighbourhoods makes you feel you've been teleported to another universe! Fancy restaurants where you need to speak English to read the menu, a young woman jogging by with a fluffy puppy, big houses, new cars, wide streets, trimmed grass, everything that lends the city an illusion of stability and gives the impression of not being under occupation. But the moment you try to get out of Ramallah and bump into the first checkpoint, reality hits you in the face: You're in a prison! A nice prison, but a prison all the same.

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