Samia Nasir Khoury

Samia Nasir Khoury

Samia was born in Jaffa, Palestine in 1933. She graduated from Birzeit College in 1950 and gained a BA degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. Khoury has gained recognition as an active community member from local NGOS and the UN.  She retired in 2003 from a 17 year tenure as President of Rawdat El-Zuhur, an elementary school for the lower income community in East Jerusalem. Khoury explores community life and the social and political problems facing Palestinians under occupation in her work.

The 2019 Shortlist

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