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Captive Revolution Palestinian Women’s Anti-Colonial Struggle within the Israeli Prison System. By Nahla Abdo

  Women throughout the world have always played their part in struggles against colonialism, imperialism and other forms of oppression. However, there are few books on Arab political prisoners, fewer still on the Palestinians who have been detained in their thousands for their political activism and resistance. Nahla Abdo’s Captive Revolution seeks to break the […]

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“Edward Said: Writing in Exile” by Mark Muhannad Ayyash

In reading Edward Said, particularly works such as Out of Place and Reflections on Exile and Other Essays, one is left wondering about the peculiar position that Said, the “exile,” holds in relation to writing. In this essay, I examine this relation by following and exploring the figure of exile that permeates Said’s many writings.

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“Refugee Camps in the Palestinian and Sahrawi National Liberation Movements: A Comparative Perspective” by Randa Farah

Abstract Drawing on ethnographic field research, this analysis compares the evolution of refugee camps as incubators of political organization and repositories of collective memory for Palestinian refugees in Jordan and Sahrawi refugees of the Western Sahara. While recognizing the significant differences between the historical and geopolitical contexts of the two groups and their national movements

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“Palestinian Refugees: Dethroning the Nation at the Crowning of the ‘Statelet’?” by Randa Farah

Abstract The Oslo agreements proposed a two-state solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: a Palestinian state on the West Bank and Gaza existing alongside Israel. However, the refugees’ right of return and claims to land and property expropriated by Israel during the 1948 were removed from the equation, although they represent the core issues in the

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