I am embarking on a world tour that is set to take me to several countries in five continents, starting Feb 20. I am taking advantage of the publishing of my book The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story to shed light on a new take on the history of the Palestinian people, one in which the refugees are the core theme. The Last Earth is not the story of the past only, but the present and the future as well. I hope you like the book and come to see me when I arrive to speak at your city.
I am scheduled to speak in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa. Please see below for more details about each specific event. The list will be updated frequently.
The Last Earth
The book which is published by Pluto Press has been described as a “fierce and strenuous challenge to the traditional approach to history in which Palestinians, mostly refugees, are the true protagonists.”
Professor Ilan Pappe, who also wrote the Forward to the book, commented:
“This moving and perceptive book is a journey to the heart of the evils of occupation and colonization suffered by the Palestinians on the ground. It allows the people themselves to narrate authentically and with all the complexities their aspirations, suffering and struggles. Ramzy Baroud knows how to listen, contextualize and convey an inhumanity that has gone for too long and it is hoped that books like this would contribute to its end.” ~ Ilan Pappe
The Last Earth is a non-fictional narrative of modern Palestinian history. It is a unique rendition of people’s history – an account of how major historic events in Palestine and the greater Middle East impacted ordinary people, as well as how that mass of people, in their tenacity, and even in their dispossession, represent a force that determines history.
United States & Canada:
- Olympia, Washington Feb 20 at 12 pm: Hosted by Evergreen State College.
- Olympia, Washington Feb 20 at 6:30 pm: Hosted by Traditions Cafe.
- Seattle, Washington Feb 24 at?: Hosted by Edmonds Lutheran Church
- Vancouver, Canada, Feb 28: “Dr. Ramzy Baroud and the Palestinian Narrative“. Open to the Public · Hosted by Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. For more information, click here.
- Seattle, Washington Mar 4 at 1:15 pm:
- Edmonton, Canada, Mar 7
- Spokane, Washington, Apr 25 at 10:30 am
- Sheffield, England Mar 14 at 6 pm
New Zealand & Australia: TBA
South Africa: TBA
Radio/Video interview, Seattle, January 6, regarding the book and its main message:
Read this review by Vacy Vlazna:
Vacy Vlazna: 'As an activist, commentator, author, editor, poet, Ramzy Baroud’s prodigious energy equals his prodigious sense of responsibility to Palestine’s struggle for political and human rights' https://t.co/M1W2cchO3Jpic.twitter.com/aHSWK4xNnN
– Ramzy Baroud (@RamzyBaroud) January 2, 2018
Here is a shorter video on the need to retell Palestinian history and why:
Learn more about the book here.
Ramzy Baroud is a journalist, author and editor of Palestine Chronicle. His forthcoming book is The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story (Pluto Press, London). Baroud has a Ph.D. in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter and is a Non-Resident Scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara. His website is www.ramzybaroud.net.