Counter-narratives: a reading and discussion circle (focus on Palestine)

The Event

This event is part of the series "Counter-narratives: a reading and discussion circle on anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist thinking." In this session of counter-narratives we will discuss "The Hundred years' war on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017" by Rashid Khalidi. 

This landmark history and deep analysis of the hundred years of war waged against the Palestinian people weaves together pivotal historical events with the author's own family history.

Described as riveting, original, authoritative and important, it is the first true people's history of the hundred-year struggle of the Palestinians, told on the basis of deep immersion in the struggle. Drawing on a wealth of untapped archival materials and the reports of generations of family members—mayors, judges, scholars, diplomats, and journalists—it upends the dominant narrative on the conflict. Since its publication in 2020 it has swiftly become a reference point for the study of settler colonialism in general. Coming from a top scholar, it pulls no punches; it is not a chronicle of victimisation, nor does it whitewash the mistakes of Palestinian leaders. In this reading we deepen our knowledge of the conflict, necessary for contextualising more recent events, which we might look at more closely in subsequent readings.

Everyone attending needs to read the book beforehand, but it's OK if you don't manage to finish it in time. The discussion will be open and informal – without presentations or guidance, as we're all equally in the process of learning.

This is an external event, but all Diemers are welcome! Space is limited, so please email in case you plan to come. The counter-narratives group will meet roughly once a month. Next event: 27th July.

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22/06/2024 @ 10:00 - 12:00 EST
Nieuwland @ Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sona P Contact
Public, up to 15 participants
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Pieter Nieuwlandstraat 93-95