Wafa Bani Mustafa, one of the most active parliamentarians and an advocate from the northern town of Jerash will be featured as a character in Voices of Jordan. Two other characters have already been chosen and are being interviewed as well. During the next few months, I will be completing all interviews while Salah Malkawi, tries to also finish all photo requirements for the first three characters. I am grateful to the team working with me as well including researchers, a translator and others. I will occasionally be posting photos from the field to keep you updated on the progress of the book. Thank you for your support.
Really happy to announce that I am working on the first three chapters of Voices of Jordan. All three characters have been identified and have agreed to be featured in the book. Currently the research team is digging into the background, neighbourhoods and cities that these characters live in. Photographer Salah Malkawi has been accompanying me to the interviews and we already have some photos for the first chapter ready.
I am looking forward to conducting a lot of interviews this month. Keeping a blog on the updates is a balancing act between revealing to you the latest updates, as promised, but also not revealing too much about the details and profiles of the characters before the book is published.
Another update: we are still reaching out to foundations and institutions to fund this project in full and most proposals were due in February and this month. Thank you again to all those who have supported this book project and the Voices of Jordan team so far.