dianne (off seeking immunity)
dianne (off seeking immunity) asked Remi Kanazi:

if you were american & going to be a first time visitor to Palestine - what (in addition to your poetry, of course!) would you read? ?absorb-able (real) history? ?historical or topical fiction- for understanding / culture? thanks

Remi Kanazi This is a difficult question, because there is so much wonderful material out there. Just a few books that spring to mind:

History and the Nakba: Nur Masalha (The Expulsion of the Palestinians) and Ilan Pappe (The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine).

Fiction that sets the scene in Palestine from the Nakba through the early 2000s: Susan Abulhawa (Mornings in Jenin)

The political landscape today: Ali Abunimah (The Battle for Justice in Palestine)

A collection of short stories by young writers in Gaza (Gaza Writes Back)

New graphic novel: Leila Abdelrazaq (Baddawi)

The massacre on Gaza last summer: Max Blumenthal (The 51-Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza)

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