MEMO in conversation with Susan Abulhawa

31 March 2021

Watch our conversation with Palestinian novelist and poet Susan Abulhawa discussing her novel 'Against the Loveless World', described by the New York Times as "a beautiful, urgent novel of the Palestinian struggle".

The novel won the Palestine Book Awards Creative Prize in 2020.

Abulhawa is the co-chair of Palestine Writes, the first North American Palestinian literature festival. Her debut novel 'Mornings in Jenin' is considered a classic in Anglophile Palestinian literature. She is also a political commentator and frequent speaker.

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