Elena Dudum

Elena Dudum is a Palestinian-Syrian-American writer. Her writing seeks to explore the boundaries of generational trauma and what it means to have an identity shaped by political narratives and agendas. She is currently working on a memoir about living in the diaspora as a Palestinian in America.

When I Close My Eyes

When I close my eyes, the only things that have ever dropped from the sky in Gaza are droplets of rainfall. They nourish the gardens, they soothe the cracked, dry earth, they fall upon faces like a lullaby.