University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Voices from Palestine

UA Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and North African Studies Maha Nassar and Palestinian-American author Ibtisam Barakat explore the experience of coming of age in Palestine across multiple generations, the complexities of memoir and historical reckoning, and the central role of writing in forming bonds of both solidarity and resistance.

Ibtisam Barakat

Ibtisam Barakat, is an award-winning Palestinian-American author, poet, translator, artist and educator. Her work centers on healing social injustices, especially in the lives of young people. Barakat was born in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, and grew up in Ramallah, Palestine....

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Maha Nassar

Maha Nassar is an Assistant Professor of Modern Middle East History and Islamic Studies in the UA Department of Middle Eastern and North African Studies. She is a cultural and intellectual historian of the twentieth-century Arab world, with a focus on Palestinian history during the 1950s and 1960s....


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