Booklist | on Palestine's struggle for liberation
Background image: The Story of an Olive Tree in a Whirlpool,
Mohammad Abou Chair, SEA Foundation WARP #09
by the SEA Foundation team
When we heard about the erupted outbreaks of violence in the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict and engaged in conversations about it with our team, we were all greatly moved by the harrowing reality of ongoing pressure, redistribution, hatred, inequality, and oppression in the Gaza Strip. We firmly reject all forms of violence and believe that every individual, regardless of their identity, ethnicity, or circumstances, deserves security and peace. In the face of this conflict and the global unrest, we must reflect on our role as individuals, as a cohesive team and as a humble arts organisation.
At SEA Foundation, our team members are passionately committed to principles such as political awareness, steadfast solidarity and profound empathy. As artists and an integral part of the collective social fabric, we recognise the urgent need for meaningful action. How can we use our collective power to make a positive impact at this juncture that is overflowing with acts of violence? This question is the cornerstone of our thinking and action.
We delved into our library and curated a Booklist to share with all those who wish to know more about how over time the situation came into being and why it erupts, to become more informed about the ongoing struggle and related topics of liberation.
Above all we believing in the emancipatory potential of art and towards reimagining a more just social environment.
Chris Harman. A People’s History of the World. Verso, 2017.
Shourideh C. Molavi. Environmental Warfare in Gaza: Colonial Violence and New Landscapes of Resistance. Pluto Press, 2024.
Angela Davis. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement. HMKP, 2015.
Kamal Boullata. Palestinian Art: From 1850 to Present. Saqi Books, 2009.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Civil Imagination: A Political Ontology of Photography. Verso, 2015.
Nada Elia. Greater than the Sum of Our Parts: Feminism, Inter/Nationalism, and Palestine. Pluto Press, 2023.
Ariella Aïsha Azoulay. Potential History: Unlearning Imperialism. Verso, 2019.
Annelys de Vet, ed., Khaled Hourani, cur. Subjective Atlas of Palestine. 010 Publishers, 2007.
Benedict Anderson. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. Verso, 2016.