This book is a personal account of the daily lives of the people of the frontline of the Palestine / Israel conflict, giving us an insight into the deadly, seemingly never-ending rounds of violence.
Ramzy Baroud tells his father's fascinating story. Driven out of his village to a refugee camp, he took up arms and fought the occupation at the same time raising a family and trying to do the best for his children.
Baroud's vivid and honest account reveals the complex human beings; revolutionaries, great moms and dads, lovers, and comedians that make Gaza so much more than just a disputed territory.
Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, media consultant, author and editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara. He is the author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story (Pluto, 2009), and The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story (Pluto, 2018), among others books. He has a PhD in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter.
Acknowledgments Foreword Dr. Salman Abu Sitta Preface Map 1. Happier Times 2. Born into Turmoil 3. Taking Flight 4. A World Outside the Tent 5. Lost and Found 6. Zarefah 7. Al-Naksa: The Setback 8. An Olive Branch and a Thousand Cans of Tomato Sauce 9. Strange Men at the Beach Casino 10. Intifada: ... and All Hell Broke Loose 11. Oslo on the Line 12. The World as Seen From the Stone Staircase 13. Dying, Again Notes Selected Bibliography Index