Against Erasure: A Photographic Memory of Palestine Before the Nakba (Hardcover)

Against Erasure: A Photographic Memory of Palestine Before the Nakba By Teresa Aranguren (Editor), Sandra Barrilaro (Editor), Mohammed El-Kurd (Foreword by) Cover Image

Against Erasure: A Photographic Memory of Palestine Before the Nakba (Hardcover)

By Teresa Aranguren (Editor), Sandra Barrilaro (Editor), Mohammed El-Kurd (Foreword by)

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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, in both English and Arabic, of a land full of people--people with families, hopes, dreams, and a deep connection to their home--before Israel's establishment in 1948, known to Palestinians as the Nakba, or "catastrophe." 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.

Co-edited by Teresa Aranguren and Sandra Barrilaro and featuring a foreword by Mohammed El-Kurd, 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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781642599800
ISBN-10: 1642599808
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication Date: February 20th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English