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Marwa Janini


Essential Readings: Palestinians in Latin America

[The Kattan Family, Honduras, 1920. Image via the author.]

Palestinian struggles in maintaining a strong national identity have been affected by the emergence of three similar yet distinct groups: internally displaced persons; refugees in exile; and Palestinians who have emigrated from their homeland to countries outside of the Middle East. This third group includes descendants born outside of their ancestral homeland. Narratives of Palestinians living in Latin America, falling in the third group, have been largely neglected in ...

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Marwa Janini


Marwa Janini graduated in 2015 from the CUNY Graduate Center with an MA in Middle Eastern Studies. She is currently an English instructor and a tutor of Humanities and Social Science at CUNY, College of Staten Island. Her current research interests focus on Palestinians in Central America (Nicaragua in particular), specifically the shift in gender roles for women within these immigrant communities from a gender-segregated one to a gender-integrated atmosphere. She is also involved in charitable initiatives in Ghana, providing supplies and fundraising for Al Nuriye Primary School, located in Tamale, Ghana, and is currently exploring avenues for establishing a women’s center in Ghana focused on economic empowerment and educational development.