Palestine + 100

Edited by Basma Ghalayini

Out 25th July - pre-order now!


Palestine + 100 poses a question to twelve Palestinian writers: what might your country look like in the year 2048 – a century after the tragedies and trauma of what has come to be called the Nakba? How might this event – which, in 1948, saw the expulsion of over 700,000 Palestinian Arabs from their homes – reach across a century of occupation, oppression, and political isolation, to shape the country and its people? Will a lasting peace finally have been reached, or will future technology only amplify the suffering and mistreatment of Palestinians?

Covering a range of approaches – from SF noir, to nightmarish dystopia, to high-tech farce – these stories use the blank canvas of the future to reimagine the Palestinian experience today. Along the way, we encounter drone swarms, digital uprisings, time-bending VR, peace treaties that span parallel universes, and even a Palestinian superhero, in probably the first anthology of science fiction from Palestine ever.

Translated from the Arabic by Raph Cormack, Mohamed Ghalaieny, Andrew Leber, Thoraya El-Rayyes, Yasmine Seale and Jonathan Wright. 


WINNER of a PEN Translates Award 2018

'It's necessary, of course. But above all it's bold, brilliant and inspiring: a sign of boundless imagination and fierce creation even in circumstances of oppression, denial, silencing and constriction. The voices of these writers demand to be heard - and their stories are defiantly entertaining.' - Bidisha

'Palestine +100 will not bring justice for the Palestinian people. At least, not by itself, but it's part of something vitally important: it serves as a reminder that they are still there, still fighting, still angry, lost, and full of burning... it's a call, a roar, a celebration of the artistic and literary power of Palestine.' - Books and Bao

Coverage of the PEN award on Arab Lit.

One of the 50 Books to Watch in 2019 by the Irish Times.

One of TranslatedLit's Most Anticipated Books for July 2019.

Read the editor's introduction to the collection exclusively on our blog.

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Book Details

1 Jul 2019