We are very proud to host an evening of discovery and discussion about the Palestine Book Awards, featuring a telelink interview with writer and activist Haifa Zangana and a talk given by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
Haifa will be speaking about her involvement in founding the awards in 2012, as well as their ongoing mission to celebrate English-language books about Palestine and encourage publishers to solicit more writing on the subject. With submissions for the 2018 awards opening recently, there will also be a discussion of contemporary writing on Palestine in general, and the importance of drawing attention to the lives and culture of Palestinians.
This will be a unique opportunity to learn more about a vibrant strain of literature rarely highlighted in the media, and attendees will also be able to buy books which were shortlisted for the 2017 prize. The Lighthouse Bookshop stands in solidarity with the people of Palestine, and we invite you to join us for this evening of lively discussion and learning.
Haifa Zangana is a Kurdish-Iraqi novelist and former prisoner of Saddam Hussein’s regime, whose works include Not One More Death (2006) and War With No End (2007). She has advised the UNDP and Brussels Tribunal, and contributed to al-Quds, the Guardian, Red Pepper, and al-Ahram Weekly