Dr Salman Abu Sitta is heading to Aotearoa

9 Oct

Dr Salman Abu Sitta sends a video message of greetings as he heads to Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Dr Salman Abu Sitta, well-respected academic, author and member of the Palestine National Council, is coming to New Zealand next week for a two day visit to Auckland and Wellington.

On his visit here he will be meeting with MPs and various government officials in Wellington and will deliver a free public lecture in Auckland.

Dr Salman Abu Sitta’s Auckland talk: “Right of Return is the Only Road to Peace”

The Auckland lecture will be on Thursday 17 October at 7pm at Auckland University, Room 105S (see map below)

This is a free event hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa – your koha/donation is welcome.

The Facebook Events page: https://www.facebook.com/events/510305393097937/

If you would like to contribute towards the costs of bringing Dr Sitta to New Zealand for this event, please donate here: Bank account name: Palestine Solidarity Network, Account Number: 38 9015 0849542 00

About Dr Salman Abu Sitta and his books:

Salman Abu Sitta was born in 1937 in Ma‘in Abu Sitta, in the Beersheba district of mandate Palestine. He left his homeland when he was 10. His family’s farm estate and village were destroyed in 1948. “My mission is to restore Palestine to its place in the records by accurately rendering the map.”

His book “Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir” (AUC Press, 2016) vividly evokes the vanished world of his family and home from the late nineteenth century to the eve of the British withdrawal from Palestine and subsequent war. He is the author of six other books, 300 articles and papers on Palestine, including “The Atlas of Palestine, 1917–1966” (2010). Through painstaking cartographic and archival work on Palestine, he has single-handedly made available crucial mapping work on Palestine. He is also the founder and president of the Palestine Land Society.

To pre-order “Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir” on Amazon, go to http://goo.gl/G7kEH0

VIDEO: Dr Sitta introduces his book “Mapping My Return: A Palestinian Memoir” [The American University in Cairo Press]



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