No Road Home offers a view of Gaza which few outsiders ever see. Telling the story of the war-torn territory during the second Palestinian intifada, or uprising against Israel, through people who lived there, this book gives a fuller account than countless news reports ever could. In doing so, it gives a voice to refugees, the bereaved, the dispossessed, settlers, soldiers, schoolchildren, and many others whose lives were shaped and scarred by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Their words combine to create a picture of two peoples fighting for land and faith in a battle which continues to defy diplomatic solution.
James Rodgers is an author and journalist. From 2002 to 2004 he was the BBC's correspondent in the Gaza Strip – at that time, the only international journalist permanently based in the territory. During his BBC career, he also completed postings in Moscow and Brussels. His numerous other assignments included New York and Washington following the September 11th attacks; reporting from Iraq in 2003 and 2004 during the United States invasion; and covering the wars in Chechnya. His previous book is Reporting Conflict (Palgrave MacMillan, 2012). James teaches journalism at City University London.
'James Rodgers is a brilliant and thoughtful guide to Gaza. He saw today's Gaza being created. This book is a great introduction for beginners, and full of insight and analysis for veterans.' - Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East Editor.