Homeland: Oral Histories of Palestine and Palestinians


Edited by Staughton Lynd, Sam Bahour, and Alice Lynd

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This comprehensive collection of oral histories brings to life generations of Palestinians, those living in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and in exile. The editors travelled throughout Palestine (present-day ‘Israel’, the West Bank, and Gaza Strip) to find the multi-generational families living in towns, villages and refugee camps, and whose voices resonate in Homeland.

These are Palestinians who lost their homes in 1948 and thereafter, who grew up as refugees in Palestine, Jordan or Lebanon, women battling for their land as well as their rights, former prisoners, farmers, workers, children and great-grandparents.

Homeland poignantly links the people to the land, the attachment to which has created and sustained Palestinian national identity around the world. These are stories of loss, of exile, of remembering.

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