"An artistic interpretation of text, free from the confines of specific political argument or exact historical flow"
By Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud

Ramzy Baroud: “When I learned that David Borrington – an exceptional artist with a high moral sense - is creating a piece of art inspired by my book: My Father Was A Freedom Fighter: Gaza’s Untold Story, an array of feelings went through me. I felt humbled, overwhelmed and truly happy that my words, narrating the story of my family - my people - transcended its intended form, to a whole new variety, intangible, artistic and visually poetic. As I learned more about the accomplished artist, and his personal courage, legacy and accomplishments, I couldn’t wait for my copy of the artwork to arrive. And here it was, my book on a sheet of white paper, seemingly straightforward lines and curves that attempted to convey a history, my history, that of my family, my neighbors, my friends, Gaza, Palestine. There was a village, a refugee camp, a local market, my house, freedom fighters, ordinary men and women – the real heroes in my book - a settlement, an army encampment; even, but specially a graveyard, situated by the ‘Red Square’ and dotted with names of members of my family who passed away, fighting for their dignity on this earth, for a moment of peace. Zarefah .. Mohammed .. and the others. David Borrington immortalized them all, in so dignified away. Thank you, David, your artwork shall adorn my wall for many years to come.”

David Borrington: "When I first read Ramzy Baroud book I was amazed by his family history and the incredible spirit which runs through their blood to survive through the most desperate and hostile situations. Even at breaking point their bold sense of justice and morals is shown throughout the book.
Ramzy's writing style is very visual which helped to recreate his tory with ease in my etching. There are lots of little sub stories such as leaving the house in a hurry with the old blankets because they thought they would be coming back later through to the exploding bread on one of their many business adventures.
The limited edition etching is full of scenarios from his book and this is why you will receive a signed copy of "My Father was a Freedom Fighter" to go along with the original piece of art so you can fully appreciate the artwork and what it represents."

25% of your payment for this artwork will be donated to KinderUSA, There mission is to alleviate the suffering of children and their families in Palestine and beyond.
Book, Ramzy Baroud: "This is a book about Gaza. It is also a book about my family, and in particular my father, how they moved from living as Palestinian farmers, growing their own crops, to fleeing for their lives and ending up in a Gaza refugee camp. Throughout the book I spell out the context of the Zionist invasion, and interweave my family story within the wider history of my people and the destruction of their old ways of life. So far we have many books from Israelis, some sympathetic and others not, regarding the events that led to the creation of the State of Israel, and its later expansion. But there is really very little that tells the story from those of us who lost everything. I am proud to tell you the story of my father; he symbolizes the fire of resistance in every Palestinian heart; the resistance of all human beings who are oppressed, in this case by the Zionists of Israel and by the imperial forces that support them. The writing of this book has been for me a passion, yet it is none the less an accurate reflection that has kept the Palestinian resistance alive for so long over such great odds."

Visit Ramzy Baroud's website: www.ramzybaroud.net.
Ramzy's latest book: My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story is available at Amazon, Amazon UK
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David Borrington MA RCA
"All that is needed for the forces of evil to succeed is for enough good men to remain silent."  Edmund Burke