“The Elephant in the Room” by Nyla Matuk

Part memoir, part research, the essay traces conditions of Palestinian identity in her own life from the early 1970s through to contemporary orientalist treatments of Palestine and Palestinians in the West.

Matuk, Nyla. “The Elephant in the Room” in Emily Regan Wills, Jeremy Wildeman, Michael Bueckert and Nadia Abu-Zahra, eds. Advocating for Palestine in Canada: Histories, Movements, Action (Black Point, N.S.: Fernwood Publishing, 2022).