My Father Was a Freedom Fighter

My Father Was a Freedom Fighter : Gaza's Untold Story

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This book is a personal account of the daily lives of the people of the frontline of the Palestine / Israel conflict, giving us an insight into the deadly, seemingly never-ending rounds of violence.Ramzy Baroud tells his father's fascinating story. Driven out of his village to a refugee camp, he took up arms and fought the occupation at the same time raising a family and trying to do the best for his children. Baroud's vivid and honest account reveals the complex human beings; revolutionaries, great moms and dads, lovers, and comedians that make Gaza so much more than just a disputed more

Product details

  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745328822
  • 9780745328829
  • 1,389,385

Review quote

'A gifted writer' -- Salman Abu Sitta, author and historian, Founder and President of Palestine Land Society, London. 'This is a very fine book: both a loving tribute to the author's father and the struggle and pain of Palestine seen through the witness and insights of two generations. Together, they beckon freedom' -- John Pilger, award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker. 'Ramzy Baroud's sensitive, thoughtful, searching writing penetrates to the core of moral dilemmas that their intended audiences evade at their peril' -- Noam Chomsky 'This book should be read by all who struggle to understand the Middle East and to find passage to a just peace in the region' -- Cindy and Craig Corrie, The Rachel Corrie Foundation 'A deeply moving chronicle of the persisting Palestinian ordeal. This book more than any I have read tells me why anyone of conscience must stand in solidarity with the continuing struggle of the Palestinian people for self-determination and a just peace' -- Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law Emeritus, Princeton University and Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestinian Territories, UN Human Right Councilshow more

About Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud is a syndicated columnist, veteran journalist and Editor-in-Chief of He has appeared on numerous television programs including CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, National Public Radio and Al-Jazeera. His previous books include Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion (2003) and The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People's Struggle (Pluto, 2006).show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Foreword Dr. Salman Abu Sitta Preface Map 1. Happier Times 2. Born into Turmoil 3. Taking Flight 4. A World Outside the Tent 5. Lost and Found 6. Zarefah 7. Al-Naksa: The Setback 8. An Olive Branch and a Thousand Cans of Tomato Sauce 9. Strange Men at the Beach Casino 10. Intifada: ... and All Hell Broke Loose 11. Oslo on the Line 12. The World as Seen From the Stone Staircase 13. Dying, Again Notes Selected Bibliography Indexshow more

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