University Press Week 2023: #SpeakUP about Palestine

University presses have the capacity to bring new voices to a conversation or raise up voices that are not widely heard.

University of Alberta Press has been privileged to publish several authors who share their experiences and research about Palestine. Here are some of the recent publications.

Canada as a Settler Colony on the Question of Palestine (edited by Jeremy Wildeman and M. Muhannad Ayyash) explores Canada-Palestine relations through a settler colonial lens. The contributors argue that there are direct parallels between Canada’s settler colonial project and its support for the Israeli settler colonial dispossession of Palestinians. Chapters reflect on community politics and activism, migration, orientalism, and critical race theory.

The Women’s Voices from Gaza Series, edited by Ghada Ageel and Barbara Bill, is a group of oral histories that honour women’s unique and underrepresented perspectives on the social, material, and political realities of Palestinian life. Three women’s stories have been published to date:

Come My Children (Hekmat Al-Taweel);
Light the Road of Freedom (Sahbaa Al-Barbari); and
A White Lie (Madeeha Hafez Albatta)

Leaving Other People Alone: Diaspora, Zionism, and Palestine in Contemporary Jewish Fiction reads contemporary North American Jewish fiction about Israel/Palestine through an anti-Zionist lens. Aaron Kreuter argues that since Jewish diasporic fiction played a major role in establishing the centroperipheral relationship between Israel and the diaspora, it therefore also has the potential to challenge, trouble, and ultimately rework this relationship.

University of Alberta Press is honoured to work with these authors and their projects.