From memoirs to historical fiction to essays to poetry, I'm sharing fifteen books by Palestinian and Palestinian-American authors to—first—spread awareness of the current (though not recent) crisis of Israel's apartheid against Palestine and—second—share works that celebrate the culture and joy and lives of Palestinians as well.
In honor of my own upcoming release, here are other books releasing this year that you'll want to read too.
So I have a surprise.
A really big, exciting surprise that's been literally over five years in the making.
I'm announcing it later this month, but in honor of my surprise, I wanted to talk about some books that have surprised me—for various, sometimes strange, reasons.