Winners

On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements

2017 winner
On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements

Author(s):

Ella Shohat

Publisher:

Pluto Press

Published:

April 2017
Spanning several decades, Ella Shohat’s work has introduced conceptual frameworks that fundamentally challenged conventional understandings of Palestine, Zionism and the Middle East, focusing on the pivotal figure of the Arab-Jew. This book...

I Remember My Name

2016 winner
I Remember My Name

Publisher:

Novum Publishing

Published:

April 2016
I remember my name is a moving collection of poems by three Palestinian poets whose poetic vision is at once Palestinian and universal. It is a tribute to Arabic literature and to the striving for a common justice and...

Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre

2017 winner
Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre

Author(s):

Samia Halaby

Publisher:

Schilt Publishing

Published:

January 2017
The 1956 Kafr Qasem massacre was carried out by the Israeli Border Police under cover of the tripartite attack on Egypt by England, France, and Israel. Two other massacres took place during the ensuing days in the cities of Rafah and Khan Younis,...

Gaza: A History

2015 winner
Gaza: A History

Publisher:

Hurst Publishers

Published:

June 2015
This is the first comprehensive history of Gaza in any language, a region that for millennia has been bitterly disputed - from the Pharaohs and Persians, to the Crusaders and Ottomans - while has simultaneously endured prolonged neglect. In 1948,...

The 2018 Shortlist

  • Enclosure: Palestinian landscapes in a historical mirror
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  •  The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance

Recommended Reading

  • Jerusalem stands alone
  • P is for Palestine
  • The Palestinian Table
  • Employing the enemy: The Story of Palestinian labourers on Israeli settlements