Liberty Landing

Liberty Landing
Publisher: Mirare Press
Published Date: March 2018
ISBN-13: 978-0-9798275-5-6

Liberty landing, a finalist for the 2016 pen-bellwether prize for socially engaged fiction in the us, narrates the American experience of the 21st century through the story of a group of refugees and immigrants in America’s Midwest.

The novel addresses three socio-political issues through characters: the dispossession of the Palestinian people, torture around the globe, and police brutality against black American men. the protagonist of the novel is American real estate tycoon, Gabriel Khoury--a second generation Palestinian refugee, born in UNRWA's refugee camp in Lebanon--whose grandparents were driven out of Galilee in 1948. Gabriel's insatiable appetite for possessions, titles, and deeds and his rejection of his past is framed by the history of Palestine and the Nakba that marks him, shapes his father (a leader in the resistance), and breaks his grandfather. Gabriel is ultimately transformed by Mossad's assassination of his father, Jairus Khoury, and his father's last words to him in a letter: ‘what Palestinians want, what we ever wanted, was your American dream.’  


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