Authors

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Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana is an Iraqi author and activist, and a judge for the Palestine Book Awards.  Among her books: Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and London,  Dreaming of Baghdad and City of widows: an Iraqi woman account of war and resistance. She edited "Party for Thaera; Palestinian women writing life", a collection of non fictional creative writings...

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HE Roberto Calzadilla Sarmiento

Roberto Sarmiento is the current Bolivian Ambassador to the United Kingdom. He has previously served as Bolivia’s Ambassador to the Netherlands and Portugal, and was nominated to guide the work of the Department of Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Oceania and the Department of Summits at the Bolivian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2000 and...

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Henriette Johansen

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Hilary Aked

Hilary Aked is a freelance researcher and writer and a doctoral candidate at the University of Bath. She is a former editor of London Student, the student newspaper of the University of London. Follow her on twitter.

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Ibrahim Al-Ali

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Ibrahim Hewitt

Ibrahim Hewitt is a well-known British political and social commentator, author, educator and humanitarian and human rights activist. He is a regular visitor to the Middle East, particularly Palestinian refugee camps in the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Jordan. In 2011 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the Islamic University of Gaza for his support...

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Ilan Pappé

Ilan Pappé is a world-renowned Israeli academic and social activi st. His research interests focus on the modern Middle East, in particular, the history of Israel and Palestine. He is one of Israel’s ‘New Historians’ and since the release of pertinent British and Israeli documents in the 1980s, has been concerned with revising the official...

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James Jones

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Jehan Alfarra

Jehan Alfarra is a Palestinian writer and multimedia journalist covering Middle Eastern affairs and specialising in Palestinian political news and social issues. She is also a contributing author to the book “Gaza Writes Back”.

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Jessica Purkiss

Jessica Purkiss is a former staff writer for Memo. She is now a junior reporter on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism's Covert Drone War team. She has also spent two years reporting from Palestine

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Jorge Luis Garcia

Luis Garcia is a Cuban diplomat and a graduate of the Cuban Superior Institute of International Relations, Raúl Roa García. He has been appointed to several positions at various Cuban Embassies, including those in Poland, Venezuela and the United Kingdom. His roles have included consul, press officer, administrative officer and political counsellor.

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Karen Koning AbuZayd

Karen AbuZayd has spent 19 years working with Palestinian refugees with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans. She then worked with UNRWA for 10 years. She began her humanitarian career in the Sudan in 1981, then Nambia in 1989, then to Sierra Leone during the...

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