The Art of Childhood – 45 Years for Palestine's Children

‘To all the Children for whom we seek a World’ – Ghassan Kanafani

Born in Acre in 1936, Ghassan Kanafani, renowned Palestinian journalist, novelist, short story writer and political activist, whose writings were deeply rooted in Palestine and Arab culture, inspired by a whole generation during and after his lifetime

Ghassan and his young niece were killed in a car bomb in July 1972

By the time of his death, Ghassan had published books and articles on the Palestinian struggle. Many of his works have been translated and published in different countries

Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation (GKCF) was founded in July 1972, on the second commemoration of the martyrdom of Ghassan Kanafani

In addition to publishing Kanafani’s literary works, the foundation has established kindergartens, habilitation centres and libraries across Lebanon’s refugee camps

To celebrate 45 years of GKCF and to honour Ghassan Kanafani’s legacy, Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture will be hosting 'The Art of Childhood – 45 Years for Palestine’s Children', an event, which will include an exhibition, readings and a film screening.

The exhibition comprises of paintings, drawings, collages, photographs, sculptures, as well as an installation by the children and youth of GKCF centres

Proceeds from the sales of the works will go to support GKCF’s ECDE and art programs

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