Tuqan, Quadri Hafiz. Ba'd al-Nakba [After the Nakba].

Beirut, Dar al-ilm lil-malayyin, 1950.

8vo (137 x 204 mm). 96 pp. Original red-and-black printed wrappers with spine-title.


First edition. A rare study of the "catastrophe of Palestine", reflecting on the conditions that led to the fall of Palestine and birth of Israel in 1949. The publication stresses that the only way to overcome the effects of the Nakba is through the acquisition of scientific knowledge, that life in the Arab world had to progress based on science and combating ignorance. Tuqan, a leading Palestinian intellectual and political figure, deems the Nakba "an inevitable result of the ways and practices that the Arabs have followed in their life and in their struggles, which are outside the realm of science, have no foundation and are mired in the models and tropes of the past and lack any rational basis. Thus, their actions have been chaotic and their movements and political strategies improvised".

Very well preserved. Only two copies in libraries worldwide, both in Paris.


OCLC 491001784.

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