Remembering the Palestinian Nakba: Commemoration, Oral History and Narratives of Memory

  title={Remembering the Palestinian Nakba: Commemoration, Oral History and Narratives of Memory},
  author={Nur Masalha},
  journal={Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal},
  pages={123 - 156}
  • N. Masalha
  • Published 8 December 2008
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Holy Land Studies: A Multidisciplinary Journal
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