Palestine Book Awards 2017 - Pre-launch Evening

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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. 

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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The 2017 Shortlist

  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
  • Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Code Name: Butterfly
  • The Oslo Accords
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre

Past Winners

  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation
  • The Palestinians: Photographs of a Land and its People from 1839 to the Present Day
  •  The Battle for Justice in Palestine
  • Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948