Palestine Book Awards pre-launch evening

21 October 2016

MEMO readers are invited to attend an evening with 4 of the 7 shortlisted authors for the Palestine Book Awards at 7pm, on 17 November 2016 at the P21 Gallery (21 Chalton St, London NW1 1JD, Nearest Station: Euston Station).

The evening will be chaired by Prof. Eugene Rogan, Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, Oxford. Joining the panel with the shortlisted authors will be Prof. Karma Nabulsi, a Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall, and lecturer at the University of Oxford.

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

  • Yasir Suleiman
  • Lorenzo Kamel
  • Jehan Bseiso
  • David Borrington (Illustrator of I Remember my Name)
  • Anaheed Al-Hardan

The informal evening will be a great chance for the shortlisted authors to speak about their works and for people to present their questions and network with the authors and Palestine Book Awards team.

All shortlisted books will be on sale during the evening.

A Curious Land - Susan Muaddi Darraj, published by University of Massachusetts Press

Being Palestinian - Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora -Yasir Suleiman, published by Edinburgh University Press

Imperial perceptions of Palestine-  British influence and power in late Ottoman times - Lorenzo Kamel, published by I.b.tauris

I Remember My Name - Ramzy Baroud, Samah Sabawi and Jehan Bseiso, published by Novum Publishing

Men of Capital - Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine -Sherene Seikaly, published by Stanford University Press

Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities -Anaheed Al-Hardan, published by Columbia University Press

War against the people: Israel and Palestinians and Global pacification - Jeff Halper, published by Pluto Press

For more information on the Palestine Book Awards or if you’d like to find out more details about this year’s entries please click here.

The event is free, please RSVP here - no later than the 10th November. Registration will take place at 6:30pm so we kindly request punctuality so we may start the panel discussion without delays.

If you require any further information, please contact Yasmina Allouche ([email protected] ; 020 8838 0231).


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