By Juliane Hammer
In the last decade following the 1993 Oslo Peace Accords, a few 100,000 diasporic Palestinians lower back to the West financial institution and Gaza. between them have been kids and teens who have been born in exile and whose experience of Palestinian id used to be formed now not through lived adventure yet really during the transmission and new edition of thoughts, pictures, and historical past. for that reason, "returning" to the fatherland that had by no means truly been their domestic awarded demanding situations and disappointments for those younger Palestinians, who discovered their lifeways and values occasionally at odds with these in their new associates within the West financial institution and Gaza.
This unique ethnography files the stories of Palestinians born in exile who've emigrated to the Palestinian place of origin. Juliane Hammer interviews teens among the a long time of sixteen and 35 to profit how their Palestinian id has been plagued by residing in a variety of Arab international locations or the U.S. after which relocating to the West financial institution and Gaza. Their responses underscore how a lot the event of dwelling open air of Palestine has turn into necessary to the Palestinian nationwide personality, whilst Palestinians preserve an overpowering experience of belonging to each other as a people.
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Palestinians Born in Exile: Diaspora and the Search for a Homeland by Juliane Hammer