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We’re delighted to be collaborating with the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign in their showcase of writers shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards. These events will be taking place on the first Thursday of every month!
The first talk of 2018 is by Palestinian author Ramzy Baroud, editor of the Palestine Chronicle. Ramzy’s past works include My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story. His latest book from Pluto is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, described by Noam Chomsky as “in the finest tradition of people’s history”.
Baroud said that he wrote The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story to relocate the centrality of the Palestinian narrative from an Israeli perspective to a Palestinian one, especially one that overlooks the typical elitist narrative and focuses instead on retelling the story from the viewpoint of ordinary, poor, underclass and working-class Palestinians.”
“Reading The Last Earth is like walking round a gallery of old master paintings, each telling its own harrowing and often beautiful story about the same episode in human history.”Ilan Pappé
Powerful 8-minute video by Ramzy Baroud. Israeli state racism and sadism, Palestinian indomitability and resistance, internationalism, your role.