Refugees of the Revolution is a evocative and provocative examination of everyday life in Shatila, the infamous Palestinian refugee camp in Beirut, Lebanon. Challenging common assumptions and labels about Palestinians and identity, Diana Allen provides an immersive account of camp experience. Including documenting how residents across generations regard nationalist politics, cope with poverty, handle marginalisation and plan for a uncertain future.
Allen addresses the right to return across generations by rethinking the relationship between home and homeland. This groundbreaking book offers richly nuanced account of Palestinian exile and presents potential new possibilites for the future of exiled Palestinians.