Last week Pluto staff dusted off their formal wear to attend the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards ceremony. We were delighted to have our author, Ben White, shortlisted for the prize back in September, and doubly so last Friday, when his book Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy (Pluto, 2011) won the Special Runner Up Award – heaped with ducats and kudos.
The shortlisted authors were:
- I Shall not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish
- The Hour of Sunlight, Jen Marlowe and Sami Al-Jundi
- I was born there, I was born here, Mourid Barghouti
- Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector, Sara Roy
- Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, Ben White
To find out more about Ben’s award-winning book, or indeed his other work Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner’s Guide (Pluto, 2010), click here.
“This book debunks convincingly and forcefully the myth of Israel being ‘the only democracy’ in the Middle East. As this book shows, the treatment of the Palestinians in Israel is the ultimate proof that the Jewish State is anything but democratic.” – Professor Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter and author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and Out of the Frame