نظرة على النكبة المستمرة: التاريخ الشفوي الفلسطيني والذاكرة الصادمة
Keyword: 
oral history
Palestine
trauma
nakba
guilt
physical handicaps
memory
nostalgia
Author biography: 

Thomas M. Ricks, a former visiting professor of history at Birzeit University (1983–85), taught Middle East history for thirty-five years at Macalester College, Georgetown University, Villanova University, and the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to authoring numerous academic articles and translating and editing collections of modern Persian prose, belle lettres, and poetry, he is author of Notables, Merchants, and Shaykhs of Southern Iran and Its Ports (Gorgias Press, 2012) and editor of Turbulent Times in Palestine: The Diaries of Khalil Totah, 1886–1955 (Institute for Palestine Studies, 2009). An earlier version of this paper was presented at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies’ fifth historical studies conference, “Seventy Years since the Palestinian Nakba,” held in May 2018 in Doha, Qatar.