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Brooklyn Public Library Event


April 28, 2011 | Brooklyn Public Library | New York City

With Leila Aboulela and Najat El Hachmi; moderated by Meredith Walters

Co-sponsored by Brooklyn Public Library

The status of Arab women—often portrayed in the US and Europe as invisible, silent, and subjugated—has been used for a variety of purposes, from passing discriminatory legislation to justifying invasion. Join moderator Meredith Walters, the art and culture curator at the Brooklyn Public Library, as she leads a conversation with three formidable Arab women authors: Palestinian journalist and novelist, Rula Jebreal, Sudanese author and playwright, Leila Aboulela, and Catalan author of Moroccan origin, Najat El Hachmi. The women read from their new works, which touch on themes of gender, identity, occupation, and oppression.

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