29 maart Amsterdam Ramzy Baroud speaks about ‘The last earth’

The Nakba Museum organizes the following event in cooperation with EMCEMO.

Join us to hear Ramzy Baroud speak about his new book “The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story” from Pluto Press. The Last Earth reclaims Palestine’s past – and present – against the dominant narratives for all its people. Don’t miss this unique chance to meet Baroud in person and have a Q&A with him.

About the speaker:
Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, media consultant, author and editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is a Non-Resident Scholar at the 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), among other books. He has a Ph.D. in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter.

About the book:
A history of modern Palestine, told through the stories of the people who have survived the conflict.
Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who have lived it.
Ordinary Palestinians have rarely narrated their own history. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed author Ramzy Baroud draws on dozens of interviews to produce vivid, intimate and beautifully written accounts of Palestinian lives – in villages, refugee camps, prisons and cities, in the lands of their ancestors and in exile. Baroud’s empathetic and lyrical approach reveals new human dimensions of the Palestinian saga, telling it as it has never before been told.

Others who read the book were laudatory of Ramzy’s book:
Noam Chomsky: ‘In the finest tradition of people’s history, these sensitive, painful and evocative pieces provide a human face to the painful saga of Palestinian torment and the remarkable courage and resilience of the victims.’

Ilan Pappe: ‘This moving and perceptive book is a journey to the heart of the evils of occupation and colonization suffered by the Palestinians on the ground. It allows the people themselves to narrate authentically and with all the complexities their aspirations, suffering and struggles. Ramzy Baroud knows how to listen, contextualize and convey an inhumanity that has gone for too long and it is hoped that books like this would contribute to its end.’

19:30 Walk in
20:00 Introduction
20:05 Introduction Nakba Museum
20:10 Ramzy Baroud
21:00 Q&A
21:30 Book signing
22:00 Closing

The entrance is free but donations are welcome & appreciated! Your contribution will provide funds for further activities, such as lectures, the development of the Nakba museum and engaging special Palestinian guests.

Where is this event?

Eerste Weteringplantsoen 2c, 1017 Amsterdam