From renowned Palestinan and citizen of the state of Israel Fatma Kassem, comes this majestic and powerful oral history on the experiences of Palestinan women during the Nakba and its aftermath. Documenting the often neglected plight of many civillian Palestinian women that were forcibly removed from their homes after the creation of Israel in 1948, Kassem gives us a view into how that experience has shaped their world and identity today.
Going straight to the sources as well as using her own family history, Kassem's accounts are well researched and provide a window for examining gender, identity and citizenship, all the while giving Palestinan women a platform they are often denied.
The powerful study is at times evocative, emotional and brutally candid. The examining unearths how this gendered memory can frame the past and present Palestinian/Zionist conflicts. A crucial book for those looking into the Nakba experience and Palestinan womens' history.