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Palestine Book Awards 2017 - Pre-launch Evening

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P21 Gallery

21 Chalton Street



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Join us for an evening with authors of 8 of the 9 books for the Palestine Book Awards 2017!

The evening is a chance for you to discuss with the shortlisted authors their works, inspirations and to network with them.

The authors who will be on the panel to discuss their books are:

  • Ibtisam Barakat

  • Ahlam Bsharat
  • Björn Brenner

  • Ella Shohat

  • Ilan Pappé

  • Samia Halaby

  • Laila Parsons

  • Petter Bauck

  • Mohammed Omer

The evening will be chaired by Prof. Eugene Rogan (Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, Oxford) and Dr Dina Matar (Centre for Global Media and Communications, SOAS, University of London).

All shortlisted books will be on sale during the evening.

The event is free, but please RSVP by 20th November. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Palestine Book Awards 2017 Shortlist

Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine - Ibtisam Barakat, published by FSG Macmillan

The Oslo Accords - Petter Bauck and Mohammed Omer, published by The American University in Cairo Press

Code Name: Butterfly - Ahlam Bsharat, published by Neem Tree Press Ltd

Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance - Björn Brenner, published by I.B. Tauris

The Way to the Spring: Life and death in Palestine - Ben Ehrenreich, published by Granta Books

Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre - Samia Halaby, published by Schilt Publishing

The Biggest Prison on Earth: A history of the Occupied Territories - Ilan Pappé, published by Oneworld Publications

The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948 - Laila Parsons, published by Saqi Books

On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements - Ella Shohat, published by Pluto Press


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Travelling in by train/tube is the best option. Euston, Euston Square, King's Cross and St Pancras International are within a few minutes of the British Library.

Alternatively, you can take the bus. Dozens of routes run near the library, including 10, 30, 59, 63, 73 and 91.

There is no on-site parking, however paid car parks and limited on-street parking is available around the library.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please pop us an email at, or call us on +44 (0)20 8838 0231

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope! It'd be helpful if you do bring a printed ticket or show us the ticket confirmation on your phone, but we can still sign you in without them - we will just need the name used during registration!

Can I update my registration information?

Sure. You can amend the number of tickets, or cancel your tickets, through your EventBrite account. Alternatively, simple email or call us using the details above.

Will the event be Live Streamed?

Unfortunately not. However, we will be sharing snippets during the conference on our Facebook and Twitter page, and will also be Live Blogging on our website through the event.

Please note: The event will be filmed and photographed by us and third-party media partners. By attending you consent to your image being used in broadcast and marketing by Middle East Monitor and our media partners.

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