Today, more than half of all Palestinians live outside of their home country. For some, Palestine is a recent memory, for others it is a distant past. But all of them carry their Memories of Palestine.

Think of memories of a past life. Think of stories about how they built a new future for their families. In the Diaspora, such memories become stories that are told and retold, shaped and reshaped.

While some of these memories have made it into famous books or movies, this archive is about those kept alive by families and friends. Young or old, Muslim or Christian, born in Palestine or not, these stories seem to be part of what grounds Palestinians in the Diaspora. They are a slow read and come with a reward.

Warm regards,

Frank Ostyn