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

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Pluto Press, Mar 30, 2010 - History - 320 pages
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The frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, Gaza is constantly reported as a place of violence and terror. Ramzy Baroud's 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 tale is the story of his father who, driven out of his village to a refugee camp, took up arms to fight the occupation while trying to raise a family.

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User Review  - Rick - Goodreads

A moving account of one man's experience of losing his home and ultimately his hope living under the brutal and unjust Israeli occupation of Gaza. This book provides a valuable human face to the long suffering Palestinian refugees as well as the historical context to the current situation in Gaza. Read full review

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

User Review  - Karolin - Goodreads

really moving insights into the life of palestinians in gaza's refugee camps and their struggle to obtain a somewhat ordinary life. sometimes it was a little dragging, though, especially the parts of ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Ramzy Baroud is a veteran Palestinian-American journalist and former Al-Jazeera producer. He has taught Mass Communication at Australia's Curtin University of Technology, is editor-in-chief of The Palestine Chronicle and a noted publicist. He lives outside Seattle, WA.

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