2021

From the same land

From the same land

Author(s):

Elisa Mariotti

Publisher:

AGC edizioni

Published:

May 2021
In the end, it is only a thin line that divides the maternal hug of Manal from that of a Jewish mother celebrating her son’s 13th birthday and from the warmth of the Nicola’s stove. And even more subtle is the difference between Manal...

Dear Palestine: A social history of the 1948 war

Dear Palestine: A social history of the 1948 war

Author(s):

Shay Hazkani

Publisher:

Stanford University Press

Published:

April 2021
In 1948, a war broke out that would result in Israeli independence and the erasure of Arab Palestine. Over twenty months, thousands of Jews and Arabs came from all over the world to join those already on the ground to fight in the ranks of the...

The Sniper, the Shopkeeper and Sami

The Sniper, the Shopkeeper and Sami

Author(s):

Geoff Daplyn

Publisher:

Paragon

Published:

May 2021
A suicide bombing in Jerusalem brings Medad, a 20-year-old Israeli Defence Forces sniper, and Hani, a young Palestinian shopkeeper, into each other's lives. Their lives will become deeply intertwined in a peace process. Ayshaa, Hani's wife,...

The Beauty of your Face

The Beauty of your Face

Author(s):

Sahar Mustafah

Publisher:

Legend Press

Published:

July 2020
The Beauty of Your Face is a profound and poignant exploration of one woman’s life in a nation at odds with its ideals. Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in...

A taste of Gaza: Food and traditions from home

A taste of Gaza: Food and traditions from home

Author(s):

Lima Shawa

Publisher:

Rimal Books

Published:

April 2021
Lima Shawa celebrates Gazan traditions and cuisine in her new book - A Taste of Gaza. "Before starting to write about food and traditions of Gaza, my home, I had a mixture of feelings: happiness, nostalgia, and laughter; yet also deep sadness. As...

Exhausted on the cross

Exhausted on the cross

Publisher:

New York Review Books

Published:

February 2021
“We drag histories behind us,” the Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish writes in Exhausted on the Cross, “here / where there’s neither land / nor sky.” In pared-down lines, brilliantly translated from the Arabic by Kareem...