Reading & Discussion: The Poetry of Najwan Darwish - Followed by a Discussion with Poet Moderated by Bashir Abu Manneh

Tue, November 23, 2010 7:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Najwan Darwish reads his poetry in Arabic with English translations read by Sousan Hammad, introduction and post reading discussion with Bashir Abu Manneh

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NAJWAN DARWISH was born in 1978 in Jerusalem, Palestine, where he lives and works. His first poetry collection, He was Knocking at the Last Door, was published in 2000. Selections of his work have been translated into French, English and Spanish. He is currently the editor of Min wa Ila magazine, which publishes the works of emerging Arab writers and artists in the Middle East. Darwish is also active in diverse media and art projects in Palestine, the Arab world and Europe. His poems evoke the various modes of Palestinian resistance—-through lyricism mixed with irony, and a strong sense of immediacy as defiant melancholy.

Bashir Abu-Manneh, Assistant Professor of English at Barnard College, joined the faculty in 2004. He has also taught at Columbia University and Wadham College, University of Oxford. At Barnard, Professor Abu-Manneh teaches courses in global literature, Palestinian and Israeli literatures, Marxism, and Postcolonialism. He is affiliated with Barnard's programs in African Studies and Comparative Literature. Professor Abu-Manneh has been the recipient of a Ford post-doctoral Fellowship and a Fulbright Visiting Scholar Fellowship.

Sousan Hammad is a Palestinian writer and journalist who lives in between New York City and Palestine. She writes about culture and politics for Al Jazeera English and other publications.

Last updated: 2010-11-22 22:04:02

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