Reviews

Jerusalem Interrupted

2015 winner
Jerusalem Interrupted

Book Author(s):

Lena Jayyusi
Jerusalem Interrupted explores how the city, its culture and society went through radical transformations beginning in the early 20th century through to its current phase. The basic premise of the book is that Jerusalem, a highly interconnected...

Baddawi

Baddawi

Book Author(s):

Leila Abdelrazaq
“It was believed that their stories would be lost, that the old would die and the young would forget. This book is a testament to the fact that we have not forgotten.” Adorned with Palestinian embroidery, a tapestry of history, Baddawi, is...

The Drone Eats With Me

The Drone Eats With Me

Book Author(s):

Atef Abu Saif
In the foreword to Atef Abu Saif’s diaries chronicling the 51-day Israeli incursion in Gaza during the summer of 2014, Noam Chomsky writes that “descriptive and analytical prose is too cold, too remote from the human tragedy that is depicted...

Gaza: A history

2015 winner
Gaza: A history

Book Author(s):

Jean-Pierre Filiu
Written by historian Jean Pierre Filiu, a professor of Middle East Studies at Paris School of International Affairs, this book gives an in-depth account of Gaza’s ancient history and shows that many people have sought to occupy it over...

Past Winners

  • 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
  • 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