Fida Jiryis is a Palestinian writer and editor who has written on life as a Palestinian in Israel and the West Bank. Her published works include Stranger in My Own Land (Hurst, 2022), and three collections of Arabic short stories: Hayatuna el-Sagheera (Our Small Life), al-Khawaja (The Gentleman), and al-Qafas (The Cage). She contributed to Kingdom of Olives and Ash, a Washington Post bestseller on fifty years of Israeli occupation, and BeLashon Kruta (Amputated Tongue), a Hebrew-language anthology of Palestinian literature.
Fida Jiryis recounts the experience of al-Ard, founded in 1959 by Sabri Jiryis, the author's father, and others, as the first Palestinian national movement after the
establishment of the State of Israel.