Poetry Reading and Conversation on Revolution and Literature with Renowned Palestinian Poets Mourid Al-Barghouti and Tamim Al-Barghouti
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm
Tishman Auditorium, NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
We are honored to host an evening of open discussion on the role of 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 powerstructures, creating alternative realities, and fueling the aspirations of revolutionary moments – and feature a very special joint poetry reading by this father-son poetic duo!
Mourid Al-Barghouti is a Palestinian author and poet, winner of the 2000 Palestine Award for Poetry whose work was described by Edward Said as “one of the finest existential accounts of Palestinian displacement.” His poems are published in Arabic and international literary magazines, and his literary works include I Was Born There, I Was Born Here; I Saw Ramallah; A Small Sun, and Midnight and Other Poems.
Tamim Al-Barghouti is an Arab poet and political analyst, born to Mourid Al-Barghouti and Egyptian novelist and academic Radwa Ashour. Tamim Al-Barghouti’s poem “In Jerusalem” has become one of the most widely taught and recited in Palestine and throughout the region; thus he was 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.
*Tickets: NO ONE TURNED AWAY // $10 General; $5 Student; $50 Special VIP Supporter