Bill Parry

Forty years of displacement: Interview with Mourid Barghouti

Mourid Barghouti was literally completing his final exams for his BA at Cairo University when the 1967 War broke out, an event that marked his exile from Palestine. He wrote the critically acclaimed and award-winning book, I Saw Ramallah, about this period of displacement and his feelings on finally being able to return temporarily to Palestine, visiting the places and homes of people who were part of his first 20 years of life. EI contributor Bill Parry interviews Barghouti on the anniversary of 40 years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza¬†Strip.