Dr Ghada Karmi is a leading Palestinian activist and writer. Currently she is a research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, University of Exeter. She was born in Jerusalem but was forced to flee as a child in 1948 to Britain, where she became a physician, an academic and writer. She has held a number of research appointments on Middle Eastern politics and culture at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London), Durham University and Leeds University. Her later work has centred on the Palestine/Israel conflict, which she currently teaches. In her previous post as Associate Fellow at the Royal Institute of International affairs, she led a major study on Palestinian-Israeli reconciliation. She is a well-known commentator on British radio and TV. She gave the Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide, Australia, in October 2007.
Her publications include Jerusalem today: what future for the peace process? (Ithaca Press, 1996) and The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998 (with Eugene Cotran, Ithaca Press, 1999). Her memoir, In Search of Fatima: a Palestinian story, published in 2002, won wide critical acclaim. Her latest book, Married to another man: Israel’s dilemma in Palestine, (Pluto Press (2007), analyses the case for a unitary state solution to the Palestine/Israel conflict.
Married to another man: Israel's dilemma in Palestine
read a book review by Sonia Karkar.