MEMO in conversation with Lena Jayyusi

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01 September 2021

Watch our conversation with Dr Lena Jayyusi discussing her book 'Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation 1917-Present'. Published by Olive Branch Press, the book won the Palestine Book Awards Memoir Prize in 2015.

Dr Jayyusi is Professor Emeritus at Zayed University's College of Communication and Media in the UAE. Author of 'Categorization and the Moral Order', she has published works in media and cultural studies, film and visuality, memory and narrative, Palestinian national identity, and the discourses of international law and the Gaza war.

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