Palestinian Stories in Graffiti – level 3
In Baqaa, Jordan, a refugee camp’s walls show stories in graffiti by artist Khali Gheith about the camp where he was born. He also narrates the lives of the people living there through his artwork.
He says that as a Palestinian artist, he ‘must document the Palestinian struggle’ and show the ‘great crime against the Palestinian people’. He does his art in the streets so that children can see it and ‘remember their national value’.
In addition to walls, Gheith’s work is on display at the Yarmouk Baqqa Club, which is the heart of the camp.
Difficult words: narrate (tell a story),struggle (a continuous fight, a conflict), national value (the important beliefs of a people and their country).
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