Gaza Book Tour in the UK: Ramzy Baroud Available for Talks and Readings
Following a successful book tour in South Africa in February 2010, Palestinian-American author and journalist Ramzy Baroud will be heading to the United Kingdom next, to launch his newly released book: My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story.
Baroud will be touring the UK April 15-25. For more information on his book tour, to organize an event around the book, or to host the author at your university/library/bookstore, please contact the author at info AT ramzybaroud.net.
About the Author
Palestinian-American journalist, author, and former Al-Jazeera producer, Ramzy Baroud taught Mass Communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Palestine Chronicle. Baroud’s work has been published in hundreds of newspapers and journals worldwide, including *The Washington Post*, *The International Herald Tribune*, *The Christian Science Monitor*, *The Philadelphia Inquirer*, *The Seattle Times*, *The Miami Herald*, *The Japan Times*, *Al-Ahram Weekly*, *Asia Times*, and nearly every English-language publication throughout the Middle East.
He has been a guest on numerous television programs, including CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, National Public Radio, Al-Jazeera, Press TV, and many others. He has contributed to many anthologies, and his 2002 book, Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion has received international recognition and acclaim. His 2006 book, The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle (Pluto Press) has won the praise of many scholars worldwide.
About the Book
As the frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Gaza is constantly reported as a place of violence and terror. Ramzy Baroud’s moving memoir explores the daily lives of the people in that turbulent region: the complex human beings – revolutionaries, mothers and fathers, lovers, and comedians — who make Gaza so much more than just a disputed territory. At the heart of Baroud’s poignant tale is the courageous story of his valiant father, who, driven out of his village to a refugee camp, took up arms to fight the Occupation, while trying to raise a family.
“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 Council.
“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.
“An instant classic, one of the very best books to have examined the Palestinian tragedy… a historically pinpointed setting which involves Cairo, Jerusalem and Washington, as much as Gaza or the Egyptian desert. And the interpenetration of inner and outer worlds is accomplished to an extent that is rare in fiction, let alone in non-fiction.”
– Robin Yassin-Kassab, *The Electronic Intifada*.
From Ramzy: Would greatly appreciate it if you could pass this email on to activist, student and civil society groups in the UK. I will on a book tour in the UK for ten days starting April 15. Also, I will be available for media interviews during that time, so any leads on that would be of great help; I am touring with my my latest book My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story. This is the second country I will be touring after South Africa, and I am hoping for as diverse an audience as possible. Thank you!