He has just recently written a book "The Last Earth - A Palestinian Story" which tell the stories of dispossession, exile, and loss of ordinary Palestinians.... but it is also about hope and residence in modern Palestine.

Ramzy Baroud Book Tour

The Afro-Middle East Centre is honoured to host well-known Palestinian journalist and author, Dr Ramzy Baroud, for a book tour in South Africa to launch his most recent book, The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story.

Baroud will be addressing audiences in six cities across South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Polokwane. See the full list of events below. Click here for poster adverts for all his events. Apart from his book launches in different cities, Baroud will also be hosted Palestine solidarity organisations for public lectures in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Cape Town and Polokwane.

Ramzy Baroud is a US-Palestinian journalist, media consultant, author, internationally-syndicated columnist, editor of Palestine Chronicle (1999-present), former managing editor of London-based Middle East Eye (2014-15), former editor-in-chief of The Brunei Times, former deputy managing editor of Al Jazeera online. He taught mass communication at Australia’s Curtin University of Technology, Malaysia Campus. Baroud also served as head of Aljazeera.net English’s Research and Studies department. He is the author of four books and a contributor to many others; his latest volume is The Last Earth, a Palestinian Story (Pluto Press, London, 2018). His books have been translated into several languages including French, Turkish, Arabic, Korean and Malayalam, among others. Baroud has a PhD in Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter (2015), and was a non-resident scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies, University of California Santa Barbara (2016-17). His forthcoming book is These Chains Will Be Broken: Palestinian Stories of Struggles and Defiance in Israeli Prisons. He is currently a non-resident scholar at Istanbul Zaim University’s Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA).

Baroud’s work has been published in hundreds of newspapers and journals worldwide, including The Washington Post, The International Herald Tribune, The Christian Science Monitor, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Seattle Times, Arab News, The Miami Herald, The Japan Times, Al-Ahram Weekly, Asia Times, Al Jazeera, Gulf News and nearly every English language publication throughout the Middle East. His work is regularly translated and republished in French, Spanish, Arabic and other languages. He has contributed to and was referenced in hundreds of books and academic journals.

He has been a guest on many television and radio programmes, including RT TV, CNN International, BBC, ABC Australia, National Public Radio, Press TV, Aljazeera and many other stations.

He is the author of four books: Searching Jenin: Eyewitness Accounts of the Israeli Invasion (Cune Press, Seattle, 2003); The Second Palestinian Intifada: A Chronicle of a People’s Struggle (Pluto Press, London, 2006); My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story (Pluto Press, London, 2010); and The Last Earth, a Palestinian Story (Pluto Press, London, 2018). Baroud is also the co-author, with Samah Sabawi and Jehan Bseiso, of the poetry collection: I Remember My Name (Novum, 2016). His books are available in French, Turkish, Arabic, Korean and other languages.

Baroud has been a guest speaker at many top universities around the world, including George Mason University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Rutgers University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Manchester, University of Ireland, University of Washington, Penn State University and the University of Kwazulu Natal in South Africa.

Baroud spoke and conducted book tours in over twenty-five countries.

 

Johannesburg Events

Date and Time

Events

Venue and Time

Monday,
16 September 2019
18:30 – 20:00

Ramzy Baroud public lecture hosted by Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA), South African Jews for a Free Palestine (SAJFP) and Media Review Network (MRN)

Suleiman Nana Memorial Centre, Crosby

 

Tuesday,
17 September 2019
18:00 – 20:00

Public Meeting hosted by Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA), Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), South African Jews for a Free Palestine (SAJFP), Ahmed Kathrada Foundation and Media Review Network (MRN).

Baitun Noor Hall, Lenasia, Topaas Street, Ext 5, Lenasia

 

Wednesday,
18 September 2019
12:00 -13:00

Launch of The Last Earth:  A Palestinian Story, with Ramzy Baroud, hosted by Afro-Middle East Centre and Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI)

IERI Boardroom, 159 Nana Sita Street, Pretoria

 

Wednesday,
18 September 2019
18:30 -20:00

Launch of The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story with Ramzy Baroud, Daryl Glaser and Karima Brown, hosted by Afro-Middle East Centre and Department of Political Studies at Wits

Robert Sobukwe Room 207, Wits University

 

 

Durban Events

Date and Time

Events

Venue

Thursday,
19 September 2019
15:00 - 17:00

Public lecture: "Palestinian struggle: Opportunities and pitfalls", with Ramzy Baroud hosted by KZN Palestine Solidarity Forum (KZN PSF)

Women’s Cultural Group Hall, 222 Kenilworth Road, Overport

 

Thursday,
19 September 2019
18:30 -19:30

Launch of The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, with Ramzy Baroud, hosted by Al-Qalam and Afro-Middle East Centre

Suleman Lockhat Auditorium, 222 Kenilworth Road, Durban

 

 

Port Elizabeth Events

Date and Time

Events

Venue

Friday,
20 September 2019
18:30 – 20:00

Launch of The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, with Ramzy Baroud, hosted by Afro-Middle East Centre, Black Management Forum and Centre for the Advancement of Non-Racialism and Democracy

The Anthenaeum, 7 Athol Fugard Terrace, Port Elizabeth Central

 

 

Cape Town Events

Date and Time

Events

Venue

Sunday,
22 September 2019
14:00

Launch of The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, with Ramzy Baroud, hosted by Afro-Middle East Centre and Muslim Youth Movement and Al-Ikhlaas Library and Resource Centre

Islamia Auditorium, 409 Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne, Cape Town

Monday,
23 September 2019
18:30

Public Meeting: "The crisis in the Middle East, Israel’s influence in Africa and prospects for Palestine’s liberation", hosted by Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Solidarity Centre, AIDC, 129 Rochester Road, Observatory

 

Polokwane Events

Date and Time

Events

Venue

Tuesday,
24 September 2019
11:00

Launch of The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, with Ramzy Baroud, hosted by AMEC, UNISA, NEHAWU, YCL, ANCYL, SASCO, ANC and PSA

Main Hall, 24 Landdros Mare Street, UNISA Polokwane Central, Polokwane

Tuesday,
24 September 2019
14:00

Launch of The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story, with Ramzy Baroud, hosted by University of Limpopo and Afro-Middle East Centre

M Block, University of Limpopo

 

 

 

 

 

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