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Disclaimer that this playlist was created by a white American who supports a free Palestine. All of these books were recommended by and shared widely across Instagram by Arab readers, authors, and content creators in support of Palestine. If you would like to add a book to this list or request that a book be removed, please message us on Instagram.

A Woman Is No Man

A Novel

By: Etaf Rum
Narrated by: Ariana Delawari, Dahlia Salem & Susan Nezami
Length: 10 hours 15 minutes

A Woman Is No Man gives a rare and terrifying look into the lives of three generations of Palestinian and Palestinian-American women. Readers are invited into the secret world of these women living in Palestine and then Brooklyn; we watch nervously as they try to navigate and reconcile their two worlds — the violent, patriarchal world at home... Read more

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Evil Eye

A Novel

By: Etaf Rum
Narrated by: Vaneh Assadourian & Gail Shalan
Length: 11 hours 13 minutes

“A moving meditation on motherhood, inter-generational trauma and how surface appearances often obscure a deeper truth. . . . A stunning second novel from a writer who set the bar very high with her first!”—Tara Conklin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Romantics and Community BoardThe acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of... Read more

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The Moon That Turns You Back

Poems

By: Hala Alyan
Narrated by: Hala Alyan
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes

From the author of The Arsonists’ City and The Twenty-Ninth Year, a new collection of poetry that traces the fragmentation of memory, archive, and family–past, present, future–in the face of displacement and war. A diaspora of memories runs through this poetry collection—a multiplicity of voices, bodies, and houses hold archival material for one... Read more

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Behind You Is the Sea

A Novel

By: Susan Muaddi Darraj
Narrated by: Rasha Zamamiri & Ali Nasser
Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

“Each chapter is like opening a new door. Each of the stories is connected, but you experience them individually. As you go further along in the book, it carries on in the timeline, and you see the characters change and read about what happens to the characters over the years. Being Palestinian and Palestinian-American, each chapter addresses the... Read more

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Light in Gaza

Writings Born of Fire

By: Jehad Abusalim, Jennifer Bing & Mike Merryman-Lotze
Narrated by: Amin El Gamal & Hanne Rickert
Length: 8 hours 45 minutes

Gaza, home to two million people, continues to face suffocating conditions imposed by Israel. This distinctive anthology imagines what the future of Gaza could be, while reaffirming the critical role of Gaza in Palestinian identity, history, and struggle for liberation. Light in Gaza is a seminal, moving, and wide-ranging anthology of... Read more

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They Called Me a Lioness

A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom

By: Ahed Tamimi & Dena Takruri
Narrated by: Dena Takruri
Length: 8 hours 11 minutes

A Palestinian activist jailed at sixteen after a confrontation with Israeli soldiers illuminates the daily struggles of life under occupation in this moving, deeply personal memoir.

“I cannot even begin to convey the clarity, the intensity, the power, the photographic storytelling of They Called Me a Lioness.”—Ibram X. Kendi, internationally...
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Mother of Strangers

A Novel

By: Suad Amiry
Narrated by: Amin El Gamal & Lameece Issaq
Length: 7 hours 50 minutes

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.

Based on the true story of two Jaffa teenagers, Mother of Strangers... Read more

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The Skin and Its Girl

A Novel

By: Sarah Cypher
Narrated by: Victoria Nassif & Haneen Arafat Murphy
Length: 12 hours 50 minutes

A young, queer Palestinian American woman pieces together her great-aunt’s secrets in this “enchanting, memorable” (Bustle) debut, confronting questions of sexual identity, exile, and lineage.
 
“As beautifully detailed as a piece of Palestinian embroidery, this bold, vivid novel will speak to readers across genders, cultures, and... Read more

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Palestinian Walks

Forays into a Vanishing Landscape

By: Raja Shehadeh
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 6 hours 15 minutes

Raja Shehadeh is a passionate hill walker. He enjoys nothing more than heading out into the countryside that surrounds his home. But in recent years, his hikes have become less than bucolic, and sometimes downright dangerous. That is because his home is Ramallah, on the Palestinian West Bank, and the landscape he traverses is now the site of a... Read more

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The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017

By: Rashid Khalidi
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi & Rashid Khalidi
Length: 10 hours 30 minutes

This program includes an introduction read by the author.

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.

In 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home... Read more

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The Lines We Cross

By: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Narrated by: Candice Moll & Tim Pocock
Length: 8 hours 13 minutes

A remarkable story about the power of tolerance from one of the most important voices in contemporary Muslim literature, critically acclaimed author Randa Abdel-Fattah.Michael likes to hang out with his friends and play with the latest graphic design software. His parents drag him to rallies held by their anti-immigrant group, which rails... Read more

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Salt Houses

By: Hala Alyan
Narrated by: Leila Buck
Length: 12 hours 15 minutes

From a dazzling new literary voice, a debut novel about a Palestinian family caught between present and past, between displacement and home On the eve of her daughter Alia's wedding, Salma reads the girl's future in a cup of coffee dregs. She sees an unsettled life for Alia and her children; she also sees travel, and luck. While she chooses to... Read more

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Freedom is a Constant Struggle

Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

By: Angela Y. Davis
Narrated by: Angela Y. Davis & Coleen Marlo
Length: 5 hours 47 minutes

“A must read on the interconnection of all liberation struggles that has only become more relevant since its publication in 2016. Angela Davis is one of the most steadfast voices of our time, and her background as a public speaker makes for excellent narration. Read more

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

By: Ilan Pappe
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Length: 12 hours 40 minutes

Renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, civilians were massacred, and around a million men, women, and children were expelled from their homes at gunpoint.

Denied for almost six decades, had it... Read more

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Birthright

Button Poetry

By: George Abraham
Narrated by: George Abraham
Length: 3 hours 45 minutes

Abraham’s highly anticipated debut constructs a dialogue in which “every pronoun is a Free Palestine.” Through poems of immense emotion, and the use of alluring form, Abraham crafts work that examines what we come to own by existing. Birthright begs readers to stay, to stay lucid, to stay alive, to stay present in this very moment; as it... Read more

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On Palestine

By: Noam Chomsky & Ilan Pappe
Narrated by: George Newbern
Length: 5 hours 45 minutes

The sequel to the acclaimed Gaza in Crisis from world-famous political analyst Noam Chomsky and Middle East historian Ilan Pappé.

Operation Protective Edge, Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been... Read more

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Palestine

A Four Thousand Year History

By: Nur Masalha
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi
Length: 16 hours 1 minute

This rich and magisterial work traces Palestine's millennia-old heritage, uncovering cultures and societies of astounding depth and complexity that stretch back to the very beginnings of recorded history.

Starting with the earliest references in Egyptian and Assyrian texts, Nur Masalha explores how Palestine and its Palestinian identity have... Read more

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Justice for Some

Law and the Question of Palestine

By: Noura Erakat
Narrated by: Christine Rendel
Length: 13 hours 53 minutes

Justice in the Question of Palestine is often framed as a question of law. Yet none of the Israel-Palestinian conflict's most vexing challenges have been resolved by judicial intervention. Occupation law has failed to stem Israel's settlement enterprise. Laws of war have permitted killing and destruction during Israel's military offensives in... Read more

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The Twenty-Ninth Year

By: Hala Alyan
Narrated by: Hala Alyan
Length: 1 hour 13 minutes

"This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." —LitHub

For Hala Alyan, twenty-nine is a year of transformation and upheaval, a year in which the past—memories of family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present. Hala's ever-shifting,... Read more

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Except for Palestine

The Limits of Progressive Politics

By: Marc Lamont Hill & Mitchell Plitnick
Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
Length: 6 hours 20 minutes

In this major work of daring criticism and analysis, scholar and political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Israel-Palestine expert Mitchell Plitnick spotlight how holding fast to one-sided and unwaveringly pro-Israel policies reflects the truth-bending grip of authoritarianism on both Israel and the United States. Except for Palestine deftly... Read more

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