Palestinian Culture and the Nakba: Bearing Witness (Oxford: Routledge, 2019) by Hania Nashef.
The Nakba not only resulted in the loss of the homeland, but also caused the dispersal and ruin of entire Palestinian communities. Even though the term Nakba refers to a singular historic event, the consequence of 1948 has symptomatically become part of Palestinian identity, and the element that demarcates who the Palestinian is. Palestinian exile and loss have evolved into cultural symbols that at once help define the person ...
You are warmly invited to the next session of Literatures of the Middle East - a reading group for postgraduates and staff in London. This is a friendly, informal space to discuss Middle Eastern literature in English/English translation, open to all those with an interest in the region and its literatures.
For the first of two sessions focussing on Baghdad, we begin with Sinan Antoon’s novel, The Corpse Washer.
This session will be held at Queen Mary on Thursday, 30 July, from 18:00 ...