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Feb 14, 2018 at 01:40 PM
Wednesday, February 28 at 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Simon Fraser University
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5K3

 
Location: room 1700, SFU Harbour Centre. Both the building and room are wheelchair accessible.

Gaza-born Palestinian author discusses the Palestine Chronicle, his forthcoming book: The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, 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.??Co-sponsored by SFU's Institute for the Humanities, Canada Palestine Association, Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies - SFU, SFU School for International Studies, and Independent Jewish Voices Canada.
?This event will take place on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
 
Event is FREE and open to the public. 
 

ABOUT THE BOOK

This is a history of modern Palestine like no other: built from the testimony of people who have lived through it. Ramzy Baroud here gathers accounts from countless Palestinians from all walks of life, and from throughout the decades, to tell the story of the nation and its struggle for independence and security. Challenging both academic and popular takes on Palestinian history, Baroud unearths here the deep commonalities within the story of Palestine, ones that draw the people together despite political divisions, geographical barriers and walls, factionalism, occupation, and exile. Through these firsthand reports—by turns inspiring and terrifying, triumphant and troubled—we see Palestine in all its complexity and contradictions, ever vibrant in the memories of the people who have fought, physically and otherwise, for its future. A remarkable book, The Last Earth will be essential to understanding the struggles in the contemporary Middle East.

SPEAKER

Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His latest book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story (Pluto Press, London). Baroud has a Ph.D. in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter and is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara. His website iswww.ramzybaroud.net.

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