Beyond analogy: bare life in the West Bank

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Postcolonial Studies, Volume 16, p.374–387 (2013)



This interview and photo essay provides a critical update on the ongoing situation in Palestine regarding the separation barrier being built by the Israeli government, more popularly referred to by its opponents as the apartheid wall. Jamal Juma’ is a Palestinian activist who helped establish the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Campaign, also known as the Stop the Wall Campaign, in 2002. This interview is biographical in scope and pedagogical in intention, providing insight into his activism and that of others in the West Bank.

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