A Photographic Memory of Palestine Before the Nakba
Edited by Teresa Aranguren and Sandra Barrilaro
Introduction by Mohammed El-Kurd
Haymarket Books (March 13, 2024)
Hard cover • ISBN-13: 9781642599800 • US $27.95 • 6 in x 9 in • 240 pgs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
A unique, stunning collection of images of Palestine in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a testament to the vibrancy of Palestinian society prior to occupation.
This book tells the story of a land full of people—people with families, hopes, dreams, and a deep connection to their home. Denying Palestinian existence has been a fundamental premise of Zionism, which has sought not only to hide this existence but also to erase its memory. But existence leaves traces, and the imprint of the Palestine that was remains, even in the absence of those expelled from their lands. It appears in the ruins of a village whose name no longer appears in the maps, in the drawing of a lost landscape, in the lyrics of a song, or in the photographs from a family album. The photographs in this book are traces of that existence that have not been erased. They are testament not to nostalgia, but to the power of resistance.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Teresa Aranguren is a journalist based in Spain. In 1982, she covered the Israeli invasion of Lebanon as a correspondent for Mundo Obrero (Workers World), has worked for a number of Spanish publications, covering the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the Gulf Wars, and since 1989 has been the Middle East correspondent for Telemadrid. Aranguren is the author of Palestina: El hilo de la memoria (Palestine: The Thread of Memory) (2004) and Olivo Roto: Escenas de la ocupación (Broken Olive Tree: Scenes from the Occupation) (2006).
Sandra Barrilaro is a Spanish photographer and activist. She has been a speaker at the Palestinian Educational Cultural Forum, and participated in the Women’s Boat to Gaza flotilla in 2016. Barrilaro’s work on Palestine has been exhibited widely under the title “Palestine, A Look at Injustice,” and she is currently working on several projects about Palestine.
Mohammed El-Kurd is an award-winning poet, writer, journalist, and organizer from Jerusalem. In 2021, He was named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by TIME Magazine. He is best known for his role as a co-founder of the #SaveSheikhJarrah movement. Currently, El-Kurd serves as the first-ever Palestine Correspondent for The Nation. His first published essay in this role, “A Night with Palestine’s Defenders of the Mountain,” was shortlisted for the 2022 One World Media Print Award. RIFQA, his debut collection of poetry, was published by Haymarket Books in October 2021 was later released in Italian by Fandango Libre. RIFQA was named “a masterpiece” by The New Arab and a “remarkable debut” by the Los Angeles Review of Books, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Forward Prize for “Best First Collection.” He is currently a Civic Media Fellow at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California. El-Kurd has lectured and performed around the world including as the keynote for the 18th Annual Edward Said Memorial Lecture at Princeton University, at the Internazionale literary festival in Ferrara, Italy, and most recently at Adelaide Writers’ Week in Australia.
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