The Sea Cloak

by Nayrouz Qarmout.

Drawing from her own experiences of growing up in a Syrian refugee camp, as well as her current life in Gaza, these 14 stories by author, journalist and women’s rights campaigner Nayrouz Quarmout stitch together a patchwork of different perspectives into what it means to be a woman in Palestine today.

Whether following the daily struggles of orphaned children fighting to survive in the rubble of recent bombardments, or mapping the complex, cultural tensions between different generations of refugees in wider Gazan society, these stories offer rare insights into one of the most talked about, but least understood cities in the Middle East.


Nominated for The First Book Award at Edinburgh Book Festival - see Nayrouz there on the 23rd August!

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World, all languages

Original Language

Translated By
Perween Richards

Samples Available
Full text available in English



Publication Date

October 2018