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2014

The Battle for Justice in Palestine

2014 winner
 The Battle for Justice in Palestine

Author(s):

Ali Abunimah

Publisher:

Haymarket Books

Published:

May 2014
Efforts to achieve a “two-state solution” have finally collapsed; the struggle for justice in Palestine is at a crossroads. This book offers a clear analysis of this crossroads moment and looks forward with urgency down the path to a...

Olives, Lemons and Za'atar

Olives, Lemons and Za'atar

Author(s):

Rawia Bishara

Publisher:

Kyle Books

Published:

February 2014
Nazareth-born Rawia Bishara learned to cook from her grandmother and mother long before words such as foodie were coined. In Brooklyn she opened Tanoreen, today recognised as New York's foremost Middle Eastern restaurant. Her cooking celebrates...

The Girl Who Stole my Holocaust

The Girl Who Stole my Holocaust

Author(s):

Noam Chayut

Publisher:

Verso Books

Published:

July 2013
A moving memoir of Chayut’s journey from eager Zionist conscript of Operation Defensive Shield to leading campaigner against the Israeli occupation. He slowly starts to question his soldier’s calling, Israel’s justifications for...

Gaza Weeps

 Gaza Weeps

Author(s):

John Wight

Publisher:

Self-Published (eBook)

Published:

August 2013
Israel launches Operation Cast Lead. Waiting for the Israelis is Azad, a member of the Palestinian resistance. Through his memories of growing up in Gaza we are taken on a journey into the impact of the Israeli occupation. At the same time a...

Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile

2014 winner
Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile

Author(s):

Diana Allan

Publisher:

Stanford University Press

Published:

October 2013
This evocative examination of everyday life in Shatila, a refugee camp in Beirut, provides an account of camp experience, of communal and economic life as well as inner lives, and tracks how residents relate across generations, cope with poverty...

Time of White Horses: A Palestinian Novel

Time of White Horses: A Palestinian Novel

Publisher:

AUC Press

Published:

March 2012
This gripping, comi-tragic fictional–factual saga takes place in the environs of Jerusalem, from late Ottoman times to the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. With the colourful strokes of his pen, Ibrahim Nasrallah paints a vivid...

Reflections from Palestine: A Journey of Hope

Reflections from Palestine: A Journey of Hope

Publisher:

Rimal Publications

Published:

February 2014
Reflections from Palestine tells the story of life under Israeli occupation. Khoury explains the wide-ranging social and political problems facing Palestinians under occupation through the sweet and sorrowful experiences of family and community life.

Past Winners

  • 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
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History