In Hope and Despair Book
In Hope and Despair: Life in the Palestinian Refugee Camps (Paperback)
by Mia Grondahl (Author)
In Hope and Despair Book Details
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: American University in Cairo Press (October 15, 2003)
Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 8.2 x 0.6 inches
In Hope and Despair: Life in the Palestinian Refugee Camps
Photographs by Mia Grondahl, foreward by Hanan Ashrawi and Introduction by Peter Hansen (Amer Univ in Cairo Press; October 2003)
In Hope and Despair Book Description
Sixty years after the imposition of the colonial state of Israel, more than five million Palestinian refugees are still waiting to return to their homes and lands. Most are today living under harsh conditions in overcrowded camps in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and nearby countries. It is a wait that has now been passed on to a fourth generation. Between 1999 and 2002, Swedish photographer Mia Grondhal visited most of the camps in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, documenting through a remarkable series of intimate, direct and powerfully honest images the lives of a people making the best of a "temporary" existence that has lasted over half a century, a people whose lives have been put on hold but who still have not given up hope that one day they will return.
About In Hope and Despair Book Author
Mia Gröaut;ndahl is a Swedish journalist and photographer who has been based in the Middle East since 1996. After five years in East Jerusalem, she is now living in Cairo. During her years in the Middle East she has documented the lives of the Palestinians in numerous exhibitions and books. Some of the photographs in this book were included in her exhibition ''UNRWA and the Palestinian Refugees: 50 Years,'' which was inaugurated by Secretary General Kofi Annan at the UN headquarters in New York.