Under the Nakba Tree
In this moving memoir, a Palestinian man recalls his childhood in Canada and the struggles he faced at the intersection of indigeneity, national identity, and marginality.
Mowafa Said Househ’s family fled Palestine in 1948 and arrived in Canada in the 1970s. He grew up in Edmonton, Alberta as a visible minority and a Muslim whose family had a deeply fractured history. His memoir explores the lives of immigrants and tells the story of who suffer the effects of intergenerational and colonial traumas.