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Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile

2014 winner
Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Published Date: 30 October 2013
ISBN-13: 978-0804774925

This evocative examination of everyday life in Shatila, a refugee camp in Beirut, provides an account of camp experience, of communal and economic life as well as inner lives, and tracks how residents relate across generations, cope with poverty and marginalization.

Winner of the Palestine Book Awards 2014: Academic Prize

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Reviewed by: Walaa Ramadan

Diana Allan gives a powerful account of the Palestinian refugee experience today providing a provocative ethnographic examination of everyday life in the Shatila camp in Beirut. This retrospective scholarly gaze is presented by anthropologist and filmmaker Allan who founds and co-directs the Nakba Archive, a testimonial project that has recorded...

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The 2017 Shortlist

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  • The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Code Name: Butterfly

Past Winners

  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation
  • The Palestinians: Photographs of a Land and its People from 1839 to the Present Day
  •  The Battle for Justice in Palestine
  • Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948