Palestinian Authors Booklist

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.


Gaza Writes Back: Short Stories from Young Writers in Gaza, Palestine By Refaat Alareer Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781935982357
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Published: Just World Books - January 1st, 2014

Gaza Writes Back is a compelling anthology of short stories from fifteen young writers in Gaza, members of a generation that has suffered immensely under Israel’s siege and blockade. Their experiences, especially during and following Israel’s 2008-2009 offensive known as “Operation Cast Lead”, have fundamentally impacted their lives and their writing.


You Exist Too Much: A Novel By Zaina Arafat Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781646220595
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Published: Catapult - June 8th, 2021

A “provocative and seductive debut” of desire and doubleness that follows the life of a young Palestinian American woman caught between cultural, religious, and sexual identities as she endeavors to lead an authentic life (O, The Oprah Magazine).


We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance By Linda Sarsour, Harry Belafonte (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Linda Sarsour, Harry Belafonte (Foreword by)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781982105174
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Published: 37 Ink - March 2nd, 2021

Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the Women’s March, shares an “unforgettable memoir” (Booklist) about how growing up Palestinian Muslim American, feminist, and empowered moved her to become a globally recognized activist on behalf of marginalized communities across the country.

On a chilly spring morning in Brooklyn, nineteen-year-old Linda Sarsour stared at he


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 Beauty of Your Face: A Novel By Sahar Mustafah Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780393542042
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 6th, 2021

One of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2020

Longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, The Beauty of Your Face is “a story of outsiders coming together in surprising and uplifting ways” (New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice).


Gaza Unsilenced By Refaat Alareer Cover Image
$20.99
ISBN: 9781935982555
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Published: Just World Books - July 1st, 2015

During Israel’s lengthy 2014 assault on Gaza, voices worldwide rose in stunned protest. Using numerous creative means, Palestinians and their allies bore witness to the Israeli attacks—and to the siege that has strangled Gaza ever since.


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.'


Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine By Ibtisam Barakat Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781250144294
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Published: Square Fish - June 12th, 2018

From award-winning Palestinian author Ibtisam Barakat comes a touching account of coming of age against a backdrop of political turmoil in the Middle East.


Mother of Strangers: A Novel By Suad Amiry Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780593466940
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Published: Vintage - August 1st, 2023

A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR from NPR  • Set in Jaffa in between 1947 and 1951, this “fable-like historical novel of young love ... darkly humorous and touching” (Oprah Daily) is based on a true story during the beginning of the destruction of Palestine and displacement of its people.


Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza By Mosab Abu Toha Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780872868601
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Published: City Lights Books - April 26th, 2022

Winner of the American Book Award, the Palestine Book Award and Arrowsmith Press's 2023 Derek Walcott Poetry Prize

National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry Finalist

"Written from his native Gaza, Abu Toha's accomplished debut contrasts scenes of political violence with natural beauty."-The New York Times


Salt Houses By Hala Alyan Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781328915856
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Published: Harper Perennial - June 5th, 2018

Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and the Arab American Book Award

A Best Book of the Year: NPR NYLON  Kirkus Bustle BookPage


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


The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 By Rashid Khalidi Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781250787651
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Published: Metropolitan Books - January 26th, 2021

A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family history


Stories from Palestine: Narratives of Resilience By Marda Dunsky Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780268200343
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Published: University of Notre Dame Press - July 15th, 2023

Stories from Palestine profiles Palestinians engaged in creative and productive pursuits in their everyday lives in the West Bank, Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip. Their narratives amplify perspectives and experiences of Palestinians exercising their own constructive agency.