My Palestine: An Impossible Exile: Caabu Online Briefing with Nada Tarbush

My Palestine
16 Jul 2024 18:00 - 19:00

Caabu invites you to an online briefing with Nada Tarbush, diplomat and representative of Palestine at the United Nations, who will discuss her late father's book, My Palestine: An Impossible Exile, on Tuesday 16 July 2024 at 6pm (BST UK time).

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When: Tuesday 16 July 2024, 18:00 (BST UK time).

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My Palestine

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About the book:

Mohammad Tarbush was born in British Mandate Palestine. As an infant, he and his family were forced to evacuate their village together with its entire population after the Zionist victory that led to the establishment of the State of Israel. As landless refugees in the West Bank the family sank into poverty.

When, as a teenager, Tarbush left home one day under the pretext of visiting relatives in Jordan, he in fact set off on a year-long hitchhiking journey to Europe, where he would eventually become a highly successful international banker and a key behind-the-scenes promoter of the Palestinian cause.

My Palestine is a poignant personal memoir and an incisive political and economic commentary on the tumultuous events that shaped the history of Israel, Palestine and the modern Middle East.

What they say about My Palestine:

‘Far more than a memoir, Mohammad Tarbush’s remarkable and courageous life, which he narrates with great lyricism, offers readers a keyhole through which to see the immense forces that created one nation by stealing another’, Naomi Klein

‘A work of necessity and hope. Read it and be wiser’, Yann Martel

‘A story of Palestine, but also the story of a singular, remarkable Palestinian’, Kamila Shamsie

‘A personal as well as political history of Palestine, poignantly written and closely argued’, Arundhati Roy

About the speaker:

Nada Tarbush represents Palestine as a diplomat at the United Nations in Geneva. She holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford, and Master’s degrees from Columbia University, Sciences Po Paris, and the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. Nada is the daughter of the late Mohammed Tarbush

She Tweets: @Tarbush_Nada

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