Transition 115 - Featured Article

Related Somehow to Africa: Black Palestinians and the Search for Shared Identity
by jewel bush

bush shares insights about global blackness gained through her friendship with Samra, a member of the marginalized and oft-mistreated community of black Palestinians.

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In the summer of 2009, I crash a wedding party in Deir el-Balah, a city along the coast of the eastern Mediterranean Sea situated in the middle of the Gaza Strip. The celebration is in honor of the son of Mama Ayda, a dark-eyed, sober-faced matriarch. It is his groom's party.

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