The Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba (Paperback)

The Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba By Nahla Abdo (Editor), Nur Masalha (Editor) Cover Image
By Nahla Abdo (Editor), Nur Masalha (Editor)
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In 2018, Palestinians mark the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when over 750,000 people were uprooted and forced to flee their homes in
the early days of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even today, the bitterness and trauma of the Nakba remains raw, and it has become the pivotal event both in the shaping of Palestinian identity and in galvanizing the resistance to occupation. 

Unearthing an unparalleled body of rich oral testimony, An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba tells the story of this epochal event
through the voices of the Palestinians who lived it, uncovering remarkable new insights both into Palestinian experiences of the Nakba and into the wider dynamics of the ongoing conflict. Drawing together Palestinian accounts from 1948 with those of the present day, the book confronts the idea of the Nakba as an event consigned to the past, instead revealing it to be an ongoing process aimed at the erasure of Palestinian memory and history. In the process, each unique and wide-ranging contribution leads the way for new directions in Palestinian scholarship. 

About the Author

Nahla Abdo is professor of sociology at Carleton University, Canada. Her books include Women in Israel: Gender, Race and Citizenship and Captive Revolution, the former from Zed Books. Nur-eldeen (Nur) Masalha is a Palestinian historian and a member of the Centre for Palestine Studies at SOAS, University of London. His books include The Bible and Zionism and The Palestine Nakba, both from Zed Books.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786993502
ISBN-10: 1786993503
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication Date: November 21st, 2019
Pages: 324
Language: English