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A list of books by Palestinian Authors. 

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Minor Detail By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by) Cover Image
By Adania Shibli, Elisabeth Jaquette (Translated by)
$15.95
ISBN: 9780811229074
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Published: New Directions - May 26th, 2020

A searing, beautiful novel meditating on war, violence, memory, and the sufferings of the Palestinian people

Finalist for the National Book Award
Longlisted for the International Booker Prize


Behind You Is the Sea: A Novel By Susan Muaddi Darraj Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780063324237
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Published: HarperVia - January 16th, 2024

“Behind You Is the Sea fearlessly confronts stereotypes about Palestinian culture, weaving a remarkable portrait of life's intricate moments, from joyous weddings to heart-wrenching funerals, from shattered hearts to hidden truths—I wept and grew alongside this family.


Mornings in Jenin: A Novel By Susan Abulhawa Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781608190461
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - February 15th, 2010

A heart-wrenching, powerfully written novel that does for Palestine what The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan.


Power Born of Dreams: My Story Is Palestine By Mohammad Sabaaneh Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9781951491147
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Published: Street Noise Books - November 9th, 2021

Winner of the 2022 Palestine Book Award

"An artistic triumph that will stand as an enduring testament to the spirit of the Palestinian people. Mohammad Sabaaneh is a master."--Joe Sacco, winner of the American Book Award for Palestine


What does freedom look like from inside an Israeli prison?


Palestine Is Throwing a Party and the Whole World Is Invited: Capital and State Building in the West Bank By Kareem Rabie Cover Image
$30.75
ISBN: 9781478014096
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Published: Duke University Press - May 7th, 2021

In 2008, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad invited international investors to the first-ever Palestine Investment Conference, which was designed to jump-start the process of integrating Palestine into the global economy.


Rifqa By Mohammed El-Kurd, Aja Monet (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mohammed El-Kurd, Aja Monet (Foreword by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781642595864
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Published: Haymarket Books - October 12th, 2021

Rifqa is Palestinian poet Mohammed El-Kurd's ode to his late grandmother, and to the Palestinian struggle for liberation. 'Jerusalem is ours.'


Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape By Raja Shehadeh Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781416569664
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Published: Scribner - June 3rd, 2008

“A rare historical insight into the tragic changes taking place in Palestine.” —Jimmy Carter

From one of Palestine’s leading writers, a lyrical, elegiac account of one man’s wanderings through the landscape he loves—once pristine, now forever changed by settlements and walls—updated with a new afterword by the author.

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Against the Loveless World: A Novel By Susan Abulhawa Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982137045
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Published: Washington Square Press - November 2nd, 2021

2020 Palestine Book Awards Winner
2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize Finalist

“Susan Abulhawa possesses the heart of a warrior; she looks into the darkest crevices of lives, conflicts, horrendous injustices, and dares to shine light that can illuminate hidden worlds for us.” —Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize–winning author

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The Last Earth: A Palestinian Story By Ramzy Baroud Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780745337999
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Published: Pluto Press - February 20th, 2018

This is a history of modern Palestine like no other: built from the testimony of people who have lived through it. Ramzy Baroud here gathers accounts from countless Palestinians from all walks of life, and from throughout the decades, to tell the story of the nation and its struggle for independence and security.


Of Noble Origins: A Palestinian Novel By Sahar Khalifeh Cover Image
$17.95
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ISBN: 9789774165429
Published: American University in Cairo Press - May 12th, 2012

The Qahtan are a Palestinian family that claims to have originated in the Arabian Peninsula, descended from the family of the Prophet Muhammad. This connection has given its members a certain ascendancy in their society, and has influenced their cultural and political choices.


The Blue Between Sky and Water By Susan Abulhawa Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780578295183
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Published: Mornings in Jenin, LLC - August 2nd, 2022

In the small Palestinian farming village of Beit Daras, the women of the Baraka family inspire awe. Nazmiyeh is brazen and fiercely protective of her clairvoyant little sister, Mariam, with her mismatched eyes, and of their mother, Um Mahmoud, known for the fearsome djinn that sometimes possesses her.


Contra Un Mundo Sin Amor By Susan Abulhawa Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9786070795589
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Published: Planeta Publishing - April 11th, 2023

We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I: A Palestinian Memoir By Raja Shehadeh Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9781635423648
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Published: Other Press - March 28th, 2023

Finalist for the National Book Award and a Best Book of 2023 by NPR

A subtle psychological portrait of the author’s relationship with his father during the twentieth-century battle for Palestinian human rights.


The Blue Light (The Arab List) By Hussein Barghouthi, Fady Joudah (Translated by) Cover Image
By Hussein Barghouthi, Fady Joudah (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9781803090832
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Published: Seagull Books - March 6th, 2023

The Blue Light is an autobiographical novel in chapters and vignettes that travels through memory, time, and language.

Hussein Bargouthi tells his story with Bari, a Turkish American Sufi, during Bargouthi’s years as a graduate student at the University of Washington in the late 1980s.


My Father Was a Freedom Fighter: Gaza's Untold Story By Ramzy Baroud Cover Image
$33.00
ISBN: 9780745328812
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Published: Pluto Press - February 9th, 2010

Gaza is the frontline in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians and rarely out of the news, this book explores the daily lives of the people in the region, giving us an insight into what is at risk in each round of violence.

Ramzy Baroud tells his father's fascinating story.


Apartheid Is a Crime (2nd Edition): Portraits of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine By Mats Svensson (Photographer), Ramzy Baroud (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Mats Svensson (Photographer), Ramzy Baroud (Introduction by)
$25.00
ISBN: 9781951082000
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Published: Cune Press - January 6th, 2020

Mats Svensson took 60,000 photos in the occupied Palestinian territories from which he selected the 92 perceptive, nuanced, and ultimately heart-rending images in this volume.


Midnight and Other Poems (ARC Translation) By Mourid Barghouti, Radwa Ashour (Translator) Cover Image
By Mourid Barghouti, Radwa Ashour (Translator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781904614685
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Published: ARC Publications - November 11th, 2008

A collection of poems of Mourid Barghouti who spent many years in exile.


Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands By Sonia Nimir, Marcia Lynx Qualey (Translated by) Cover Image
By Sonia Nimir, Marcia Lynx Qualey (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781623718664
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Published: Interlink Books - December 4th, 2020

WINNER OF THE PRESIGIOUS ETISALAT AWARD

AN ADVENTURE-FILLED HISTORICAL-FOLKLORIC NOVEL ABOUT A PALESTINIAN GIRL WHO DEVELOPS GREAT HEALING SKILLS AND TRAVELS AROUND THE REGION, SOMETIMES DRESSED AS A MAN

Sonia Nimr’s award-winning Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands is a richly imagined feminist-fable-plus-historical-novel that tells an episodic travel narrative, like that of


The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey By Laila El-Haddad, Maggie Schmitt Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781682570968
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Published: Just World Books - June 15th, 2021

This new edition of an award-winning cookbook shares with readers the little-known but distinctive cuisine of the Gaza region of Palestine, presenting 130 recipes collected by the authors from Gaza. Cooks will find great, kitchen-tested recipes for spicy stews, piquant dips, fragrantly flavored fish dishes, and honey-drenched desserts.


The Dance of the Deep-Blue Scorpion (The Arab List) By Akram Musallam, Sawad Hussain (Translated by) Cover Image
By Akram Musallam, Sawad Hussain (Translated by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780857428936
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Published: Seagull Books - November 22nd, 2021

An experimental novel that explores the complexity of Palestinian identity through extended metaphor and dark humor.

On a plastic chair in a parking lot in Ramallah sits a young man writing a novel, reflecting on his life: working in a dance club on the Israeli side of the border, scratching his father’s amputated leg, dreaming nightly of a haunting scorpion, witnessing th


Ever Since I Did Not Die (The Arab List) By Ramy Al-Asheq, Isis Nusair (Translated by), Levi Thompson (Editor) Cover Image
By Ramy Al-Asheq, Isis Nusair (Translated by), Levi Thompson (Editor)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780857427908
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Published: Seagull Books - November 3rd, 2021

“I gathered these texts like someone collecting body parts. Here are the pieces of my body, haphazardly brought together in a paper bag.


The Book of Ramallah: A City in Short Fiction (Reading the City) By Maya Abu al-Hayat (Editor) Cover Image
By Maya Abu al-Hayat (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781912697427
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Published: Comma Press - May 20th, 2021

Unlike most other Palestinian cities, Ramallah is a relatively new town, a de facto capital of the West Bank allowed to thrive after the Oslo Peace Accords, but just as quickly hemmed in and suffocated by the Occupation as the Accords have failed.


Among the Almond Trees: A Palestinian Memoir (The Arab List) By Hussein Barghouthi, Ibrahim Muhawi (Translated by), Ibrahim Muhawi (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Hussein Barghouthi, Ibrahim Muhawi (Translated by), Ibrahim Muhawi (Introduction by)
$21.00
ISBN: 9780857428967
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Published: Seagull Books - May 17th, 2022

A poetically written and bitterly sweet memoir about nature, death, life in Palestine, and the universal concept of home.

Palestinian writer Hussein Barghouthi was in his late forties when he was diagnosed with lymphoma. He had feared it was HIV, so when the cancer diagnosis was confirmed, he left the hospital feeling a bitter joy because his wife and son would be spared.


My First and Only Love (Hoopoe Fiction) By Sahar Khalifeh, Aida Bamia (Translator) Cover Image
By Sahar Khalifeh, Aida Bamia (Translator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9789774169830
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Published: Hoopoe - April 20th, 2021

A deeply poetic account of love and resistance through a young girl's eyes by acclaimed writer, Sahar Khalifeh, called "the Virginia Woolf of Palestinian literature" (B rsenblatt)


Exhausted on the Cross By Najwan Darwish, Raul Zurita (Foreword by), Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Translated by) Cover Image
By Najwan Darwish, Raul Zurita (Foreword by), Kareem James Abu-Zeid (Translated by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9781681375526
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Published: NYRB Poets - February 23rd, 2021

A much-anticipated follow-up to Nothing More to Lose, this is only the second poetry collection translated into English from a vital voice of Arabic literature.


Out of Place: A Memoir By Edward W. Said Cover Image
$17.00
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ISBN: 9780679730675
Published: Vintage - September 12th, 2000

From one of the most important intellectuals of our time comes an extraordinary story of exile and a celebration of an irrecoverable past. A fatal medical diagnosis in 1991 convinced Edward Said that he should leave a record of where he was born and spent his childhood, and so with this memoir he rediscovers the lost Arab world of his early years in Palestine, Lebanon, and Egypt.


I Saw Ramallah By Mourid Barghouti, Edward W. Said (Introduction by), Ahdaf Soueif (Translated by) Cover Image
By Mourid Barghouti, Edward W. Said (Introduction by), Ahdaf Soueif (Translated by)
$15.00
ISBN: 9781400032662
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Published: Anchor - May 13th, 2003

WINNER OF THE NAGUIB MAHFOUZ MEDAL FOR LITERATURE

A fierce and moving work and an unparalleled rendering of the human aspects of the Palestinian predicament.


Return: A Palestinian Memoir By Ghada Karmi Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781781688427
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Published: Verso - May 19th, 2015

An extraordinary memoir of exile and the impossibility of finding home, from the author of In Search of Fatima


My Heart Became a Bomb (Emerging Voices from the Middle East) By Ramy al-Asheq, Levi Thompson (Translated by) Cover Image
By Ramy al-Asheq, Levi Thompson (Translated by)
$17.60
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ISBN: 9781477322260
Published: Ctr for Middle Eastern Studies UT-Austin - April 6th, 2021

My Heart Became a Bomb is the first collection of poetry by Syrian-Palestinian poet Ramy al-Asheq to be translated into English. Poignant and raw, these poems take the reader along a path of forced emigration from Bashar al-Assad’s prisons in Syria to Amsterdam to Auschwitz to Berlin, Germany, where Al-Asheq is now creating a new home.