Sayed Kashua: Seriously Satirical

Sayed Kashua is a talented and ambitious writer with a top-rated television sitcom, a satirical column in Israel’s oldest newspaper Haaretz, and multiple award-winning novels to his credit. But as an Arab citizen of Israel, Kashua is a walking, talking contradiction, persistently called upon to justify his work, specifically his decision to address Jewish audiences by writing in Hebrew.

Please join us for a discussion with Kashua, who will screen a recent episode of his popular series Arab Labor (Avoda Aravit), now in its third season. Following the screening Kashua will discuss his life and work in an audience Q&A.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
6:00 PM
1957 E. Street, NW
Room 113

Sayed Kashua is the recipient of Israel's Prime Minister's Prize for Literature and the author of three novels -- Dancing Arabs, Let It Be Morning and Second Person Singular, winner of the Bernstein Prize. The Economist called Kashua’s Let It Be Morning, “A provocative and memorable novel… [whose] pacy narrative keeps the story moving to a clever and blackly humorous climax.”

This event is cosponsored by the Institute for Middle East Studies and the Hebrew Department.

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