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Sayed Kashua to present "The Foreign Mother Tongue"

Posted by on Friday, February 5, 2016 in Past Events.

Monday, March 21, 2016

7:00 pm- 8:30 pm

Alumni Hall-  201

In his talk, “The Foreign Mother Tongue,” Sayed Kashua will speak about his experience growing up and pursuing a journalistic and literary career as a Palestinian in Israel, operating largely in a Hebrew speaking world that tolerates him but never manages to accept him with open arms.

Sayed Kashua is a prominent author and journalist, born in Tira, Israel. Writing in Hebrew, and identifying as Palestinian citizen of Israel, Kashua is known for his books and humorous columns in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. He is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs , Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular. Kashua is winner of the prestigious Berstein Prize. In a humorous, tongue-in-cheek style, Kashua addresses the problems faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. He is the writer and creator of the hit Israeli TV shows “Arab Labor” and “The Writer”. In 2004 Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in Literature. His novel Dancing Arabs has been made into a feature film titled “A Borrowed Identity”, and premiered in 2014 at the Telluride Film Festival.

Dr. Kashua will sign copies of his book, Native, which will be available for purchase following the lecture.

Free and open to the public

For driving directions to Vanderbilt University and locations of public parking, please refer to the vicinity map and Vanderbilt Traffic and Parking‘s website. For directions once you’re on campus, please refer to the campus map. Alumni Hall – 2205 WEST END AVE, Nashville, TN 37212

Presented by Jewish Encounters: Enmity, Amity, and Engagement  – The VU Program in Jewish Studies Speakers Series 2015-16

Co-sponsored by The Departments of Religious studies, English, History and German