2012

The Hour of Sunlight

2012 Winner
The Hour of Sunlight

Publisher:

Nation

Published:

September 2010
As a teenager in Palestine, Sami al Jundi had one ambition: overthrowing Israeli occupation. When one of his friends was killed by a bomb they tried to make, al Jundi was sentenced to ten years in prison. In an Israeli jail, Al Jundi was welcomed...

I Was Born There, I Was Born Here

I Was Born There, I Was Born Here

Author(s):

Mourid Barghouti

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Paperbacks

Published:

November 2012
In 1998 Barghouti returned to the Occupied Territories. Barghouti weaves into his account of exile poignant evocations of Palestinian history and life - the pleasure of coffee, arriving at just the right moment and as an exile, the importance of...

Walking Palestine

Walking Palestine

Author(s):

Stephan Szepesi

Publisher:

Signal Books Ltd

Published:

May 2012
With the images of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so dominant in our minds, walking for leisure is an activity little associated with the West Bank. But Stefan Szepesi’s book wanders well off the beaten track in Palestine exploring its...

I Shall Not Hate

I Shall Not Hate

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Paperbacks

Published:

February 2012
I Shall Not Hate is a Palestinian doctor's account of his extraordinary life. Abuelaish lived in Gaza but worked in Israel as a physician. He is a humanitarian who sees the need for improved health and education for women and the father whose...

Shake Off

Shake Off

Author(s):

Mischa Hiller

Publisher:

Telegram Books

Published:

February 2011
The is a novel about Michel, an undercover PLO operative. He is forced to go on the run when he takes possession of a package smuggled out of the Occupied Territories and linked to an assassination in Berlin – a package that both the...

Global Palestine

Global Palestine

Author(s):

John Collins

Publisher:

C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd

Published:

December 2011
Global Palestine provides a unique perspective on the nature and extent of the rights owed to Palestinians. John Collins assumes three overlapping premises: that Palestine is the site of an ongoing project of settler colonization; Palestine's...

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