Book reviews

The following are reviews of books written about Palestine. They have been generously written by APAN members. If you’ve also read the book, feel free to also leave your thoughts in the comments section at the end of each review.

Against a Loveless World

by Susan Abulhaw Review by Brian Newman Susan Abulhawa has produced another powerful story of Palestinian resistance, a passionate, political tale. Not simply a novel, this book is part thriller, part history lesson, part love story, and part radical-feminist manifesto. … Continue reading

Falastin: A cookbook

Author: Sami Tamimi & Tara Wigley Review by: Brian Newman Buy this book It’s rare for a book about anything to do with Palestine to make it onto Australia’s bestseller lists, but here’s one that has. It’s not a novel, … Continue reading

Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architects of a new city

Author: Adina Hoffman Review by: Claudia Hyles Buy this book American writer, Adina Hoffman divides her life between Jerusalem and USA.  She spoke recently on ABC RN’s Blueprint for Living about Till we have built Jerusalem.  A much-acclaimed earlier book … Continue reading

Walking for Palestine

by John SalisburyReview by Mark Furlong Walking for Palestine is an account of three long walks the author undertook to publicize the Palestinian cause. Written with clarity and good humour, the reader is made a companion as Mr. Salisbury – … Continue reading


a novel by Colum McCannReview by Claudia Hyles Colum McCann, the Irish author of Apeirogon, A novel, was the focus of a Zoom session during the recent Melbourne Jewish Book Week.  In conversation with Mark Raphael Baker, he related being … Continue reading