Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana is an Iraqi author and activist. 

Among her books: Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and LondonDreaming of Baghdad and City of widows: an Iraqi woman account of war and resistance. She edited "Party for Thaera; Palestinian women writing life", a collection of non fictional creative writings by former Palestinian women prisoners. 

She was an advisor for the UNDP Report Towards the Rise of Women in the Arab World (2005) and as a consultant for ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) she contributed to "Arab Integration" report and "Towards Justice in the Arab world" report which was withdrawn by UN general secretary.

Her writings published regularly by Arab & western media and she is a weekly columnist  for Al Quds Al Arabi.

She currently works with former women political prisoners in Tunisia to write their own experiences as part of transitional justice process.

Past Winners

  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History