Book Title: The Nakba and the Emergence of the Palestinian Diaspora in Kuwait.
Author: Shafiq al-Ghabra.
Date of publication: 2018.
Publisher: Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
No. of pages: 342.
The book The Nakba and the Emergence of the Palestinian Diaspora in Kuwait falls within the purview of academic studies on Palestinian refugees and the Palestinian diaspora. Such studies have differed in their approaches, with some focusing on suffering and the process of purification, the Nakba phase, and refugee camps and the resistance movements within them. Other approaches examine the legal conditions of Palestinian refugees under International Law and international organizations, the distinctive nature of Palestinian refugees' experience, issues of identity and integration, and other topics. In a contribution to the last two groups of academic studies, both of which involve discussion of diaspora communities generally and the Palestinian diaspora in particular, Professor of Political Science Shafiq al-Ghabra employs the technique of oral history to shed light on a topic which is still open to further research, namely, the experience of the Palestinian diaspora in Kuwait, including its emergence and its direct association with the Palestinian Nakba of 1948.