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: 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.
Book Club: With meticulous research based on oral historical narratives and archival literature, Julie M. Norman’s 'The Palestinian Prisoners Movement' traces the centrality of resistance by those incarcerated in Israeli jails.
Mansour Abbas, Ra'am Party leader in the Israeli Knesset, portrays himself as a pragmatist by denying Israeli apartheid. But this pragmatism he proclaims is merely an extension of Israel's exclusionary colonial politics, writes Ramona Wadi.
Despite no realistic prospects for a two-state solution and growing support for a single unified state, the Palestinian Authority clings to this paradigm because any other political resolution threatens to render it irrelevant, writes Ramona Wadi.