Raja Shehadeh

Raja Shehadeh is Palestine's leading writer. He is also a lawyer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the author of several acclaimed books including Strangers in the House and Occupation Diaries and winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize for Palestinian Walks (all published by Profile). He lives in Ramallah in Palestine.

Books by Raja Shehadeh

Where the Line is Drawn

Published: May 2017

As the borders between Palestine and Israel have shifted, so has the experience of crossing between the two countries, peoples and languages.

Shifting Sands

Published: September 2015

A fresh look at the Middle East today, tomorrow and in the past: fifteen writers, with an introduction by Raja Shehadeh, author of the Orwell Prize winning Palestinian Walks, and Penny Johnson.

Language of War, Language of Peace

Published: February 2015

'Shehadeh's voice is a rare one - angry yet dispassionate, committed yet free' - Michael Ignatieff

Occupation Diaries

Published: December 2013

Life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day.

Occupation Diaries

Published: October 2012

Life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day, from the Orwell Prize winning author, Raja Shehadeh.

A Rift in Time

Published: September 2010

From the Orwell Prize winning author of Palestinian Walks comes the poignant and revealing true story of his remarkable great uncle's political struggles.

Strangers in the House

Published: October 2009

An extraordinary and moving memoir by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks - updated with a new foreword.

Palestinian Walks

Published: October 2008

Over two decades of turmoil and change in the Middle East, steered via the history-soaked landscape of Palestine.

When the Bulbul Stopped Singing

Published: May 2003

A personal journal of living under siege in Palestine. 'Shehadeh's voice is a rare one angry yet dispassionate, committed yet free.' Michael Ignatieff

Strangers in the House

Published: September 2002

At the centre of the book is a classic account of a son growing up in a father's shadow and then having to deal with the trauma of his shocking loss. Shehadeh's voice is a rare one in the turmoil of Palestine: angry yet dispassionate, committed yet free. He is a guide to be followed - Michael Ignatieff

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