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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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