‘Yousef’s work is inspired by his own life experience of being unable to speak until he was given a camera by his father. ‘Of Palestinian origin…he grew up exposed to images of war and violence. He needed a voice to express his inner turbulence, and photography gave him that voice.’
An article for JAN Trust written by Shereen Malherbe and inspired by award-winning, international photographer Yousef Khanfar.
Published by Shereen Malherbe
Shereen Malherbe is a writer & author. Her novel, Jasmine Falling has been voted as one of the top 20 Best Books by Muslim women.
Her second contemporary fiction novel, The Tower, is now used as academic set text in a US university.
Her migrant children's book series, The Girl Who Slept Under The Moon was followed in 2022 with, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars.
Her short story, The Cypress Tree has been published in World Literature Today's landmark edition on Palestine Voices.
Her latest novel, a Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre, The Land Beneath the Light has been nominated alongside her children's book, for the Palestine Book Awards 2022.
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