Narrative justice:
Exploring grassroots approaches to post-conflict restoration and healing in Northern Ireland, Lebanon and the Central African Republic

​​Author: Helen Patuck, MSc Politics of Conflict, Rights and Justice 
​- University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (2020)

Geographical regions: Syria, Lebanon, Northern Ireland and the Central African Republic

Collective Writing: An Anthology from Syria 
Storytelling with children as part of transitional justice tools

​​Author: Asia Haidar, MA Peace and Security Studies
​- University of Hamburg (2022)

​Geographical regions: Syria

Studying Kitabna's work and storytelling through academic lenses...


​Since Kitabna was founded in 2014, various people have undertaken postgraduate academic studies of our work at universities such as King's College, London, The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland, the University of Hamburg and SOAS University of London. Even some of the Kitabna team have done this! We have created this page to showcase their research, and contextualise Kitabna's work in various geographical regions in the fields of international development, humanitarian assistance, transitional justice and children's literature. 

We hope by sharing these studies, other practitioners and scholars in this field can understand further the uses of storytelling in post-conflict and transitional societies. 

Click a study below to read online:

A Comparative Exploration on the Representation of Displacement Experiences in
The Journey, The Giant Watermelon, I Have a Dream and What If

​​Author: Lara Darwazah, MA Children's Literature 
​- Roehampton University (2019)

Geographical regions: Jordan and Syria

 Our research