Palestine Book Awards 2017 - Pre-launch Evening

30 October 2017

Join us for an evening with authors of 8 of the 9 books for the Palestine Book Awards 2017!

The evening is a chance for you to discuss with the shortlisted authors their works, inspirations and to network with them.

The authors who will be on the panel to discuss their books are:

  • Ibtisam Barakat

  • Ahlam Bsharat

  • Björn Brenner

  • Ella Shohat

  • Ilan Pappé

  • Samia Halaby

  • Laila Parsons

  • Petter Bauck

  • Mohammed Omer

The evening will be chaired by Prof. Eugene Rogan (Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, Oxford) and Dr Dina Matar (Centre for Global Media and Communications, SOAS, University of London).

All shortlisted books will be on sale during the evening.

The event is free, but please RSVP by 20th November. Doors open at 6:30pm.

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Palestine Book Awards 2017 Shortlist

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine - Ibtisam Barakat, published by FSG Macmillan

The Oslo Accords - Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer, published by The American University in Cairo Press

Code Name: Butterfly - Ahlam Bsharat, published by Neem Tree Press Ltd

Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance - Björn Brenner, published by I.B. Tauris

The Way to the Spring: Life and death in Palestine - Ben Ehrenreich, published by Granta Books

Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre - Samia Halaby, published by Schilt Publishing

The Biggest Prison on Earth: A history of the Occupied Territories - Ilan Pappé, published by Oneworld Publications

The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948 - Laila Parsons, published by Saqi Books

On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements - Ella Shohat, published by Pluto Press

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Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza
  • Tolerance Is a Wasteland: Palestine and the Culture of Denial
  • Reclaiming Humanity in Palestinian Hunger Strikes : Revolutionary Subjectivity and Decolonizing the Body
  • Psychoanalysis under occupation: practicing resistance in Palestine
  • Power born of dreams: my story is palestine
  • Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organization
  • Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies
  • 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