‘A passionate and ambitious work of politically engaged scholarship that positions itself as an actor in the fight to change the world. This is cultural activism at its best.’
Ahdaf Soueif, author of Cairo: My City, Our Revolution
'An impressive collection and a very significant contribution to the scholarly work on the oral history of the Nakba.'
Ilan Pappé, co-editor of Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid
‘Breathtaking in scope, its compelling essays complicate our understanding of the Nakba, rendering it both more visceral and historically profound. It is an invaluable contribution to oral history, gender studies and the broader genre of genocide studies.’
Sherna Berger Gluck, Director Emerita of the Oral History Program, California State University
‘Moving and acutely observed, this timely and necessary anthology is an indispensable addition for all readers concerned with the Israeli colonisation of Palestine.’
Ronit Lentin, author of Thinking Palestine
‘Reveals the full magnificence of Palestinian responses to Israel’s systematic post-1948 programme of memoricide. Abdo and Masalha are here establishing a new interdisciplinary field, Nakba Studies, in which Palestinians become subjects and agents in their own history.’
John Docker, University of Western Australia
‘A wide-ranging collection by leading oral historians, its moving first person narratives confirm the reparative force of listening to voices which have been silenced in the ongoing colonization of Palestine.’
Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia University
‘A landmark intervention, this cross-disciplinary book provides innovative analytical frameworks for studying the persistent erasure of Palestine. This insightful and comprehensive work proposes alternative ways of knowing and telling, rearticulating the Nakba as an ongoing process of dispossession.’
Ella Shohat, NYU, and author of On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and Other Displacements
'Apart from its prestige as an academic work that stays authentic to the voice of the Palestinian people, the book is also home to a simple truth…: “I am Palestinian, and I do not have another land."'
Middle East Monitor