Writing Palestine - 10 years of the Palestine Book Awards

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26 May 2021

Writing Palestine marks the tenth year of the Palestine Book Awards which was established to honour and endorse the best books written in English on Palestine.

The book, with Arabic and English texts, uniquely brings together revered names: Rashid Khalidi, Rima Khalaf, Salman Abu Sitta, Ramzy Baroud, Ilan Pappé, Richard Falk, Karen Abu Zayd, Salim Vally and Eugene Rogan, all of whom were either keynote speakers at our annual receptions or recipients of Awards, including Lifetime Achievement Awards. What unites them is their deep belief in the power of books and their commitment to Palestine.

As writers, academics, poets and artists, theirs is a passionate journey to disseminate knowledge about Palestine and its people. Together, they weave past and present struggles to present in writing the Palestinian Watan (Homeland) where nothing like what’s happening now takes place.

This book also contains the powerful poem Identity Card by Najwan Darwish and paintings from Award winning books by renowned Palestinian artists, Samia Halaby’s Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre and Nabil Anani’s Palestine Land and People. The cover is a lyrical painting from 1971 by the late Kamal Boullata – Memory of Silwan from his book with Finbarr Barry Flood, There Where You Are Not.

Pre-order your copy at memopublishers.com.

All proceeds from this book will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians and the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme.

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Past Winners

  • 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
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name