2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, when over 750,000 Palestinian were uprooted and forced to flee their homes driven out by Zionist militias during the creation of the state of Israel. 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 galvanising the resistance to occupation.
Professor Masalha will present his new book, co-edited with Nahla Abdo An Oral History of the Palestinian Nakba. It tells the story of this epochal event through the voices of the Palestinians who lived it. 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 as an ongoing process aimed to erase Palestinian memory and history.
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