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for Western Asia) she contributed to "Arab Integration" report and "Towards Justice in the Arab world" report which was withdrawn by UN general secretary.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.

The 2018 Shortlist

  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Enclosure: Palestinian landscapes in a historical mirror
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance
  •  The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Recommended Reading

  • Jerusalem stands alone
  • P is for Palestine
  • The Palestinian Table
  • Employing the enemy: The Story of Palestinian labourers on Israeli settlements