Around Town: Poerty Reading and Conversation on Revolution and Literature with Poets Mourid & Tamim Al-Barghuti
Thu, April 28, 2016 6:30 pm at Tishman Auditorium at NYU
Al-Awda: the Palestine Right to Return Coalition, New York, is honored to host an evening of open discussion on literature in revolution, including poetry readings by the celebrated poet of the revolution, Tamim Al-Barghouti and his renowned novelist and poet father, Mourid Al-Barghouti. The evening will examine the role of literature in challenging power structures, creating alternative realities, and fueling the aspirations of revolutionary moments. The evening will also feature a special and joint reading by this father-son poetic duo!
$50 Special VIP Supporter Tickets | $10 General Admission |$5 Students and Seniors
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About the poets:
Mourid Al-Barghouti is a Palestinian author and poet, winner of the 2000 Palestine Award for Poetry whose work in the words of the late Edward Said is “one of the finest existential accounts of Palestinian displacement.” His literary works include I Was Born There, I Was Born Here; I Saw Ramallah; A Small Sun, and Midnight and Other Poems. Mourid's poems are published in Arabic and in international literary magazines.
Tamim Al-Barghouti is an Arab poet and political analyst. His poem “In Jerusalem” has become one of the most widely taught and recited in Palestine and throughout the region. Tamim is often dubbed “the poet of Jerusalem.” During the Egyptian revolution of 2011, Tamim’s poems were sung on the streets and in Tahrir Square to fuel revolutionary fervor.
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