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Susan Abulhawa

Biography

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa was born to refugees of the Six-Day War of 1967. As a teenager she moved to the United States, where she grew up in the foster care system of North Carolina. She graduated from Pfeiffer University then completed a master’s degree in neuroscience at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. She is the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, Inc. (www.playgroundsforpalestine.org), an NGO that builds playgrounds for Palestinian children in the occupied territories and in refugee camps elsewhere. Abulhawa has contributed essays to anthologies and to the New York Daily News, the Chicago Tribune, the Christian Science Monitor and the Philadelphia Inquirer, among other publications.

Susan Abulhawa

Books by Susan Abulhawa