Congratulations to CDH member Zeina Maasri on being shortlisted for the  2021 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for her monograph, Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties (Cambridge University Press, 2020)

The award recognises originality, clarity and accessibility, and importance to the field of Middle Eastern Studies.

The British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize have announced that the following six titles have been shortlisted for 2021:

Rediscovering the Islamic Classics: How Editors and Print Culture Transformed an Intellectual Tradition (Princeton University Press)
Ahmed El Shamsy

Libya’s Fragmentation: Structure and Process in Violent Conflict (IB Tauris)
Wolfram Lacher

Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj (Columbia University Press)
Michael Christopher Low

Cosmopolitan Radicalism: The Visual Politics of Beirut’s Global Sixties (Cambridge University Press)   
Zeina Maasri   

The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue (Princeton University Press)
Marina Rustow

Afghan Village Voices: Stories from a Tribal Community (IB Tauris)
Edited by Richard Tapper with Nancy Lindisfarne-Tapper

The final prize winner will be announced in November 2021.