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.
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.
Book Club: An intersectional unpacking of settler colonialism, Zionism and Palestinian liberation, Nada Elia's thought-provoking book connects the dots of transnational solidarity and how Palestinian activism benefits from interconnectedness.
Book Club: Free from co-option and distortion, Jehan Helou's 'Making Palestine's History' gives a rare voice to the revolutionary Palestinian women whose steadfastness helped preserve and protect the Palestinian cause against colonial incursions.
Book Club: The cultural hegemon of MENA, Egyptian creative sensibilities and innovation have long stood as the tastemaker for the region. In Andrew Simon's latest book, he explores how the cassette medium played a vital role in democratising content.
Book Club: Focusing on the period of 1948 to 1968, Marte Heian-Engdal's study compiles the international community's earliest efforts to solve the Palestinian refugee problem, and examines the impact of these developments on wider regional dynamics.
Book Club: A true giant of Moroccan literature, Malika Moustadraf has left an indelible mark on Arab feminism and feminist literature. In this posthumous anthology of short stories, Malika examines Casablanca's subaltern: those seen but not heard.
Book Club: Palestinian poet Mosab Abu Toha's 'Things You May Find Hidden In My Ear' takes the reader on a turbulent journey of emotion with a series of gradual realisations where Palestinians come to terms with identity, memory and loss.
Book Club: Through a multi-lingual analysis of Palestinian literature, Maurice Ebileeni's latest book is a compelling account of how enforced displacement has led to a diversification of Palestinian thought, writing, and narration of space.