Katherine Natanel and Ilan Pappé

Haymarket Books (October 1, 2024)

Trade paper • ISBN-13: 9798888902585 • US $19.95 • 5.5 in x 8.5 in • 304 pgs.


A collection of interviews with some of the world’s leading progressive thinkers on the movement for Palestinian liberation and its connections to struggles for justice across the globe.

As more and more people align themselves with the Palestinian people, Palestine in a World on Fire provides the global perspective and analysis needed to inform how we forge ahead on this path of newfound solidarity. Editors Ilan Pappé and Katherine Natanel have gathered a collection of interviews that are intimate, challenging, and rigorous—many of them conducted before October 7th but still startlingly prescient. The interviewees connect the struggle for Palestinian liberation to various liberatory movements around the world, simultaneously interrogating and recontextualizing their own positions given the ongoing aggression in Palestine. This incredible group includes Angela Y. Davis, Noam Chomsky, Judith Butler, Nadine El-Enany, Gabor Mate, Mustafa Barghouti, Yanis Varoufakis, Paul Gilroy, Elias Khoury, Gayatri Spivak, and Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian.

Palestine in a World on Fire highlights the centrality of Palestine in struggles shared across the world: capitalism, imperialism, misogyny, neo-colonialism, racism, and more. Each conversation tackles urgent events and unfolding dynamics, and the scholar-activists interviewed here provide invaluable perspectives and insights, illuminating the richness and relevance of recent scholarship on Palestine.


Ilan Pappé is a Professor of History and the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies (ECPS)  at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. He has written 22 books to date, including Our Visions for Liberation (with Ramzy Baroud), On Palestine and Gaza in Crisis (with Noam Chomsky), and the best-seller The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.

Katherine Natanel is a Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. She is the author of Sustaining Conflict: Apathy and Domination in Israel-Palestine and serves as the Executive Editor for Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).


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