Ramona Wadi is an independent researcher, freelance journalist, book reviewer and blogger specialising in the struggle for memory in Chile and Palestine, colonial violence and the manipulation of international law.
'More death, more destruction. Who can stop this? Please stop it now': A profile of the award-winning Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha who was abducted, blindfolded and taken for interrogation, then later released by Israeli forces earlier this week.
Book Club: Drawing on postcolonial thought and resistive politics, Tahrir Hamdi argues the imaginative construction of Palestine is a key element in the Palestinians' ongoing struggle and crucial in creating a national identity.
Book Club: Hamas's 2023 attack on Israel shouldn't be the beginning of any timeline on Israel's occupation of Palestine. The New Arab has compiled a list of seven must-read books on Israel's occupation: from settler-colonialism to decolonisation.
Book Club: The violent intersection of politics and language has forced Palestinian free speech into a corner. Rebecca Ruth Gould's 'Erasing Palestine' chronicles this erasure of Palestinian narratives from Israeli occupation to IHRA antisemitism.
Book Club: Gazans are often the ones being written about, not the ones doing the writing. The anthology Light in Gaza bucks this trend by placing the pen in the hand of Gaza's next generation of writers, ensuring they determine their own narrative.
Book Club: One State: Ghada Karmi’s latest book, One State: The Only Democratic Future for Palestine-Israel advocates for the one-state solution as the only possibility – a vision that is faced with many political impediments.
Book Club: The modern timeline of Palestine often starts at the onset of the British Mandate. Gabriel Polley's new book argues instead that the roots of the struggle for the land begin far earlier with the colonial ideals of the Victorians.