Seeking Palestine

New Palestinian Writing on Exile and Home

Raja Shehadeh, Penny Johnson


Women Unlimited, New Delhi, 2012

202 pages

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How do Palestinians live, imagine and reflect on home and exile in this period of a stateless and transitory Palestine, a deeply contested and crisis-ridden national project, and a sharp escalation in Israeli state violence and Palestinian oppression? How can exile and home be written?

In this volume of new writing, 15 innovative and outstanding Palestinian writers respond with their reflections, experiences, reflections and polemics.

Penny Johnson

PENNY JOHNSON is an independent researcher who works closely with the Institute of WomenÂ’s Studies at Birzeit University, where she edits the Review of WomenÂ’s Studies. Recent writing and research on Palestine has focused on weddings and wars, wives of political prisoners, and young PalestiniansÂ’ views about proper and improper marriages. She is also an Associate Editor of the Jerusalem Quarterly

Raja Shehadeh

RAJA SHEHADEH is a Palestinian lawyer and writer who lives in Ramallah. He is the founder of the pioneering non-partisan human rights organisation, Al Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists, and the author of several books about international law, human rights and the Middle East. He is also the author of the widely-acclaimed Palestinian Walks, and most recently, A Rift in Time: Travels with My Ottoman Uncle.