Dr Swee Chai Ang

Dr Swee Chai Ang

A founding Trustee of Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), Dr Ang is an orthopaedic consultant surgeon at the London and St Bartholomew's Hospital Trust.

Working in Beirut during the 1982 invasion, she also witnessed and survived the massacre at Sabra and Shatila, writing From Beirut to Jerusalem about her experiences.

She returned to London to help form MAP and, as the first chair of the projects committee, helped launch the volunteer programme in 1985. She has also co-authored the Manual of War Surgery and received the coveted 'Star of Palestine' award from the late President, Yasser Arafat.

The 2019 Shortlist

  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
  • The Parisan
  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism