The Hour of Sunlight

2012 Winner
The Hour of Sunlight
Publisher: Nation
Published Date: September 2010
ISBN-13: 978-1568584485

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 into an organized, democratic community of political prisoners. He left prison with a very different notion of how to undertake the struggle for his people’s rights.

Winner of the Palestine Book Awards 2012: General Prize

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said
  • Except for Palestine: The limits of progressive politics
  • A history of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, awareness, and revolution in the middle east
  • Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands
  • Against the Loveless World
  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
  • Life in a Country Album
  •  There Where You Are Not
  • The Parisan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Where the Bird Disappeared
  • 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