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Anonymous asked: what are the best books by women on the Israel Palestine conflict?



Hey anon.

Firstly, let me preface this by saying that unfortunately there aren’t many academic books out there by women, as men seem to dominate academia. Secondly, I haven’t read all of these, so I’m not sure whether they’re the best exactly but they are some suggestions.

  • My People Shall Live by Leila Khaled (While an autobiography, it really gives a good insight into the beginning of the conflict such as expulsion, the refugee experience and as well as the popular armed struggle resistance experience)
  • Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian resistance by Sarah Irving (Biography on Khaled’s life)
  • In Search of Fatima by Ghada Karmi
  • After Zionism by Antony Loewenstein and Ahmed Moor (features essays on the one-state solution and decolonisation from women such as Diana Buttu, Ghada Karmi, and Sara Roy)
  • Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist apartheid - A South African perspective by Suraya Dadoo
  • Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories by Anna Baltzer
  • Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland by Pamela J, Olson

and of course, while these are not academic books, you have your fiction books written by women which include Palestinian characters, are set in Palestine, and/or set around the conflict such as Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa, Where the Streets Had a Name by Randa Abdel-Fattah, and a few others.

Hopefully that helps. :)

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