Dr Ramzy Baroud’s NZ speaking tour itinerary – 18 to 24 May 2018. Hosted by the NZ Palestine Solidarity Network
Please note that signed copies of Ramzy’s new book ‘The Last Earth: a Palestinan story’ will be on sale at each venue.
Other merchandise will be available also. Cash or EFTPOS facilities provided. Each event is free entry and open to the
public – bring your friends & workmates. There will be a collection for donations.
AUCKLAND: FRIDAY 18 MAY
9:35am: Listen to 95bFM radio for Mikey Havoc’s live studio interview with Ramzy Baroud
10:30am book signing event at UBIQ Auckland University Bookshop, 2 Alfred Street, Student Commons (off Princes Street,
AUCKLAND: SATURDAY 19 MAY
Ramzy will speak at the Nakba Rally,
2pm Aotea Square, Queen St, CBD.
AUCKLAND: SUNDAY 20 MAY
Free public talk: 7pm Sunday 20 May
Freemans Bay Community Hall,
52 Hepburn St, Auckland.
HAMILTON: MONDAY 21 MAY
Free public talk: 7pm Monday 21 May
Wintec, Room A2.05, City Campus, Hamilton.
Access via Gate 3 or Gate 2 on Tristram Street. Free parking.
WELLINGTON: TUESDAY 22 MAY
Book signing 22 May from 12pm to 1pm
The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story
1 Kelburn Parade,
o 0800 370 370
WELLINGTON: TUESDAY 22 MAY
Evening event: 6pm Tuesday 22 May
Free Public talk
30 The Terrace,
Wellington City 6011.
CHRISTCHURCH: WEDNESDAY 23 MAY
Free public talk: 7pm Wednesday 23 May
Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral,
234 Hereford St,
DUNEDIN: THURSDAY 24 MAY
Free public talk: 5:15pm Thursday 24 May
Burns 2 Lecture theatre,
Ground Floor Arts Building,
University of Otago.
ABOUT THE BOOK AND IT’S AUTHOR:
Gaza-born Palestinian author Ramzy Baroud is visiting New Zealand/Aotearoa as part of a world tour to launch his new
book: “The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story”.
Spanning decades and encompassing war, mass exodus, epic migrations and the search for individual and collective
identity, The Last Earth tells the story of modern Palestine through the memories of those who have lived it. Baroud
said that he wrote The Last Earth “to relocate the centrality of the Palestinian narrative from an Israeli perspective
to a Palestinian one, especially one that overlooks the typical elitist narrative and focuses instead on retelling the
story from the viewpoint of ordinary, poor, underclass and working-class Palestinians.”
‘A masterpiece of history and a masterful feat of writing’ – Counterpunch
‘In the finest tradition of people’s history, these sensitive, painful and evocative pieces provide a human face to the
painful saga of Palestinian torment and the remarkable courage and resilience of the victims’ – Noam Chomsky
‘Gives us the privilege of listening to, savouring and indeed cherishing the rarely heard Palestinian stories saturated
with the fears, joys, suffering, and triumphs of the human spirit … must be read and shared’ – Mondoweiss
‘A powerful tool to revive and record the human history of al Nakba, a must read for all those who want to see the
concealed human dimension of the Palestinian life and suffering’ – Salman Abu Sitta, author of Mapping my Return and the Atlas of Palestine
‘Engaging, unforgettable, complex and unique. The Last Earth provides a unique way of tackling the problem of writing
history. Reading it is like walking around a gallery of old master paintings, each telling its own harrowing and often
beautiful story about the same episode in human history’ – Baronesse Jenny Tonge, UK
‘A Palestinian triumph of the pen over the sword’ – Truthout
Born in Gaza and raised in Al Nuseirat Refugee Camp, Dr. Ramzy Baroud is a US-Arab journalist, media consultant, author
and editor of the Palestine Chronicle. He is a non-resident scholar at Orfalea Center for Global and International
Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold
Story (Pluto, 2009), and The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story (Pluto, 2018), among others books. He has a PhD in
Palestine Studies from the University of Exeter.
With thanks to Wellington Palestine