R120. Two Decades of Arab Lit: Making Space for Complexity
Thursday, March 5, 2020
9:00 am to 10:15 am
Lana Salah Barkawi is the executive and artistic director of Mizna, a Twin Cities-based Arab arts organization that publishes Mizna: Prose, Poetry, & Art Exploring Arab America and produces the Twin Cities Arab Film Festival. She serves on the board of Pangea World Theater.
Elmaz Abinader is the author of two books of poetry, This House, My Bones and In the Country of My Dreams..., the memoir Children of the Roojme, and several one-woman shows, including Country of Origin. Cofounder of VONA, she teaches at Mills College.
Joe Kadi lives and works in the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region of southern Alberta. He is a teacher in the Women's Studies/Gender Studies Program at University of Calgary, and a writer.
Mohja Kahf’s books of poetry are Hagar Poems and E-mails from Scheherazad. She is the author of a novel, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf. Kahf, who teaches at the University of Arkansas, has a poetry manuscript ready for publishing.