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

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