BOOKS : Sharing books from our reading group and other recommendations


Things You May Find Hidden in my Ear, (City Lights Books 2022) by 
Mosab Abu Toha.  A poet, Mosab  was born in al-Shati refugee camp and his poetry draws on and reflects his life in Gaza, Book group choice, July 2023

Ishmael’s Oranges novel by Claire Hajaj. (One World Books 2015g Claire shares a Palestinian and Jewish heritage.  This book , set between 1948 and present day captures some of the tensions of such a mixed heritage.  Book Group choice, October 2022

My First and Only Love: novel by Sahar Khalifeh, translated by Aida Bamia.  Book chosen for our Book Reading on 8 March 2022.  Sahar was born in Nablus in 1941 and is hailed as a feminist writer.  She has written eleven novels.  Published by Hoopoe.   Book group choice March  2022  

Palestinian Walks : notes on a vanishing landscape by Raja Shehadeh.  Winner of the  Orwell Prize 2008.  Recounting 25 years of change through hill-walking in Palestine. Published by Profile Books.  Our first Book Reading evening in November 2021

Writing for Palestine: a collection of essays to mark the 10th anniversary of the Palestine Book Awards.  Edited by Victoria Brittain and Haifa Zangana.  The Awards were initiated to “convey the Palestinian narrative to the widest possible audience, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of writers on PalestineMemo PublishersMay 2021  





FILMS AND WEBINARS : sharing films from partners and sister organisations

 Kennington Bethlehem YouTube channel now active 

Aida film-making course:  How a group of young Palestinians learn all the key elements of film making – from screen writing, development and pre-production, through to location-scouting and filming of a short movie – all in the space of ten days. June 2020
Aida musicians: A group of musicians from the Aida Youth Centre, in Bethlehem, Palestine, perform local songs on a mixture of traditional and western instruments – including the oud, piano and cello. June 2020 


Other documentaries 

  • Al Haq – Under Threat – a webinar with the Balfour Project on the impact of restrictions imposed on human rights groups.  Part of a monthly series .  February 2022
  • Catalogue of webinars produced by the  AMOS Trust between 2020 to the present. 
  • BBC HARDtalk interview with Husam Zomlet on 16 July where he talks about concerns for the annexation of Palestinian land by the Government of Israel and the need to recognise the State of Palestine 18 July 2020 
  • Film of Britain Palestine 1917 – 1948 produced by the Balfour Project ( 2019)