Sayed Kashua, "The Foreign Mother Tongue"

Sayed Kashua, in an interview with Janice Stein, will discuss what it is like to be a stranger in his own land by speaking about his experiences, challenges, and fears as an Arab-Israeli author who writes in the language of the Jewish majority despite belonging to the Arab-Palestinian minority. 

Sayed Kashua is the author of three novels: Dancing Arabs, Let it Be Morning, and Second Person Singular, winner of the Berstein Prize. Kashua also writes a satirical weekly column in Hebrew for the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz. 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 show “Arab Labor” (Avoda Aravit), now in its third season. In 2004, Kashua was awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize in Literature. He is also the subject of the documentary “Forever Scared.”

Registration is required for this event.

In partnership with the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and the Munk School of Global Affairs 

Date & Time
Monday, January 26, 2015 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Munk School of Global Affairs, Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, 1 Devonshire Place