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On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements

2017 winner
On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements

Author(s):

Ella Shohat

Publisher:

Pluto Press

Published:

April 2017
Spanning several decades, Ella Shohat’s work has introduced conceptual frameworks that fundamentally challenged conventional understandings of Palestine, Zionism and the Middle East, focusing on the pivotal figure of the Arab-Jew. This book...

In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood

2018 winner
In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood

Author(s):

Reja-e Busailah

Publisher:

Institute for Palestine Studies

Published:

November 2017
In the Land of My Birth recounts the coming of age of a blind Palestinian boy of modest milieu during the turbulent years leading up to the fall of Palestine in 1948. Above all, it is about the boy's life and his...

The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

2018 winner
The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Author(s):

Salim Tamari

Publisher:

University of California Press

Published:

August 2017
This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity engaged in a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and initiatives. Employing nuanced ethnography,...

Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre

2017 winner
Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre

Author(s):

Samia Halaby

Publisher:

Schilt Publishing

Published:

January 2017
The 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre was carried out by the Israeli Border Police under cover of the tripartite attack on Egypt by England, France, and Israel. Two other massacres took place during the ensuing days in the cities of Rafah and Khan Younis,...

Past Winners

  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • 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