Palestine Book Club
Discussion on Palestinian History and Culture
Convened by Andy Simons
Wednesday, 21st February 2018, 18:30 - 20:00
The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948 by Laila Parsons
February’s book is “The Commander: Fawzi al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence, 1914-1948.” The subject was a pan-Arab freedom fighter against colonial forces of the UK and France, and the neo-colonialist Zionists too. This biography of a charming adventurer is based on his own memoir and letters, and it’s equally about how his opponents portrayed him at the time.
An informal, monthly reading group in which recent, non-expensive books on Palestinian history and culture can be discussed. Titles for the next session will be chosen by consensus.. Attendance is by registration, and booking is essential.
Andy Simons, the host, is the retired British Library Curator of UK 20th Century publications, and runs palestinebooks.net, the most complete bibliography of English-language books on the history of the Palestinian struggle.
Tickets £3 online or £5 at the door