Book: 'Voices of the Nakba' edited by Diana Allan
First-generation Palestinian refugees recall life before and after the Nakba.
***Winner of an English PEN Award 2021***
During the 1948 war more than 750,000 Palestinian Arabs fled or were violently expelled from their homes by Zionist militias. The legacy of the Nakba – which translates to ‘disaster’ or ‘catastrophe’ – lays bare the violence of the ongoing Palestinian plight.
In Voices of the Nakba Diana Allan collects the stories of first-generation Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, documenting a watershed moment in the history of the modern Middle East through the voices of the people who lived through it.
The interviews, with commentary from leading scholars of Palestine and the Middle East, offer a vivid journey into the history, politics and culture of Palestine, defining Palestinian popular memory on its own terms in all its plurality and complexity.
‘Through the pages of this book the reader can hear, feel, experience and understand more about the Nakba than by reading any other book on the subject’ – Raja Shehadeh, author of ‘Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation’
Price: €26 inc. P&P (€28 EU / €33 Outside EU)
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