Join us at the book launch and signing of Ramzy Baroud's The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story
Gaza-born Palestinian author Ramzy Baroud will discuss his new book, and the urgent need to situate Palestinian refugees back at the center of the Palestinian discourse. His talk will also cover contemporary issues facing the Palestinian liberation movement.
This is a history of modern Palestine like no other: built from the testimony of people who have lived through it.
#### The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story ####
An evocative of modern Palestine, told through the stories of the people who have survived the conflict.
The Palestinian trajectory has long since been related through outsider perspectives, be it reductive Orientalist readings or Zionist counter narratives; The Last Earth aims to reclaim this narrative through reviving personal stories from the conflict. Baroud calls upon raw, intimate memories to put a human face on one of the most complicated episodes of history. Each story offers a unique dimension to the Palestinian plight; unearthing the complexities and nuances of the Palestinian lived experience under occupation. Memory therefore acts as a powerful tool not only to amplify Palestinian voices but as a form of collective resistance against those that seek to erase their history.
'Engaging, unforgettable, complex and unique. The Last Earth provides a unique way of tackling the problem of writing history. Reading it is like walking around a gallery of old master paintings, each telling its own harrowing and often beautiful story about the same episode in human history' — Baronesse Jenny Tonge
The event will be chaired by Dina Matar — a Senior Lecturer Political Communication and Associate Head at the Centre for Media Studies at SOAS, University of London.
Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, media consultant, author and editor of the PalestineChronicle.com. He is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara. He is the author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto, 2009), and The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story (Pluto, 2018), among others books. He has a PhD in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter.