2017

The Scent of Jasmine

The Scent of Jasmine

Author(s):

Anan Ameri

Publisher:

Interlink Books

Published:

May 2017
Palestinian sociologist and activist Anan Ameri weaves her sometimes poignant, sometimes funny personal experiences with the historical, political, and social changes that dominated the region in which she lived during the first thirty years of...

Finding Jerusalem

Finding Jerusalem

Author(s):

Katharina Galor

Publisher:

University of California Press

Published:

March 2017
Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical...

Twenty Two years to Life

Twenty Two years to Life

Publisher:

American University of Cairo Press

Published:

December 2016
Twenty Two Years to Life is the story of a young man and woman who fall in love, get married, and plan a family together. It is perhaps the most ‘normal’ story in the world – a love story. Except that in the life of this...

Ruination

Ruination

Author(s):

Fatima Mansour

Publisher:

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

Published:

January 2017
In a post-secession Chicago, the ability to navigate the borders becomes increasingly perilous. The Issa Family, a Palestinian American family, are determined to make the best of the current situation, and celebrate the wedding of two of its...

Salt Houses

Salt Houses

Author(s):

Hala Alyan

Publisher:

Hutchinson, an imprint of Penguin Random House

Published:

May 2017
On the eve of her daughter Alia’s wedding, Salma reads the girl’s future in a cup of coffee dregs.  Although she keeps her predictions to herself that day, they soon come to pass in the wake of the Six-Day War of 1967. Caught up...

The 2019 Shortlist

  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
  • The Parisan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel