The Last Earth
The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story
Ramzy Baroud (2018)
Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who have lived it.
Ordinary Palestinians have rarely narrated their own history. In this groundbreaking book, acclaimed author Ramzy Baroud draws on dozens of interviews to produce vivid, intimate and beautifully written accounts of Palestinian lives - in villages, refugee camps, prisons and cities, in the lands of their ancestors and in exile. Baroud's empathetic and lyrical approach reveals new human dimensions of the Palestinian saga, telling it as it has never before been told.
Against dominant narratives, The Last Earth reclaims Palestine's past - and present - for all its people.
About the author
Ramzy Baroud is a journalist and media consultant. He is the editor of Palestine Chronicle and the author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter, also published by Pluto Press.
'Engaging, unforgettable, complex and unique. The Last Earth provides a unique way of tackling the problem of writing history. Reading it is like walking around a gallery of old master paintings, each telling its own harrowing and often beautiful story about the same episode in human history' - Baroness Jenny Tonge
'A powerful tool to revive and record the human history of al Nakba, a must read for all those who want to see the concealed human dimension of the Palestinian life and suffering' - Salman Abu Sitta, author of Mapping my Return and the Atlas of Palestine
'In the finest tradition of people's history, these sensitive, painful and evocative pieces provide a human face to the painful saga of Palestinian torment and the remarkable courage and resilience of the victims' - Noam Chomsky
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Pluto Press
- Language: English