9-Book Shortlist Announced for 2017 Palestine Book Awards

Ben Ehrenreich:
The Way to the Spring (Granta Publications)
Samia Halaby:
Drawing the Kafr Qassem Massacre (Schilt Publishing)
Ilan Pappe:
The Biggest Prison on Earth: A history of the Occupied Territories (One World Publications)
Laila Parsons:
The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948 (Saqi Books)
Ella Shohat:
On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements (Pluto Press)
The winners will be announced on Friday, November 24 at an event in London. The titles:
Ibtisam Barakat:
Balcony on the Moon (FSG Macmillan)
Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer:
The Oslo Accords (The American University in Cairo Press)
Ahlam Bsharat, with translator Nancy Roberts:
Code Name Butterfly (Neem Tree Press Ltd)
Bjora Brenner:
Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance (I.B. This year, 41 books were submitted to the prize, and a five-judge panel, which included prominent writer Haifa Zangana, decided on a shortlist of nine. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrPinterestPocketLike this:Like Loading…‹ A Translating a Departure in Tunisian Feminist Writing in ArabicCategories: Palestine Yesterday, organizers announced the shortlist for the sixth annual Palestine Book Awards:
The award, sponsored by the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is to honor books in English about Palestine — either those written or translated into English– in any genre. The night before, organizers promise an evening celebrating the shortlisted authors at the P21 Gallery. The shortlist includes a YA novel and YA memoir as well as political and scholarly works.