Author(s): Ramzy Baroud
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.
Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and media consultant. He is the editor of Palestine Chronicle and the author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter, also published by Pluto Press.
Foreword by Ilan Pappe 1. Shit River 2. Abu Sandal, the One with the Slippers 3. Spirit of the Orchard 4. Death Notice 5. Jesus of Beit Jala 6. Letters to Heba 7. Alive in Gaza 8. The Last Sky 9. Dawn