De Poort - Sahar Khalifeh, Richard van Leeuwen, Djûke Poppinga
I didn't know what writing style to expect and if it was fictional or not, based on the information given on the back flap of the book. Therefore, it took me awhile to understand what was going on and where it was (sort of) leading to. It turned out to be a story, but I kept thinking it was semi-autobiographical.

It's a depiction on how daily life was for the Palestinian people during the Intifada with the main focus on women. Very recognisable compared to other stories about suppressed women anywhere around the world.

Also, Sitt Zakiyya is the embodiment of some of the older islamic women I know in my personal life. Always answering questions with religious quotes, which can become quite irritating in the book and sometimes, also in real life.
Zakiyya is probably my least favourite(female)character in the book. Not because of her quotations, but because of some of the decisions she makes. On the other hand, she does help a lot of people and saves lives.

I would like to give this book 2.5 stars. It was more than ok, but I can't say I liked it like the other books that I gave 3 stars.

Still, a good read if you want to know more about what really happened during the Intifada from a Palestinian woman's perspective.