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Mapping the Syrian Conflict through Syrian Literature and Art

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

The CCAS is excited to host Malu Halasa, Jordanian Filipina American writer and editor based in London, alongside Mohammad Alahmad and Elliott Colla of Georgetown University, to present on contemporary Syrian literature, poetry, and art.

Malu’s lecture will examine the roots of the Syrian conflict as seen through Syrian short stories by Zakaria Tamer (Breaking Knees: 63 Very Short Stories from Syria), Rasha Abbas (The Gist of It), Zaher Omareen (Hama Massacre Bedtime Stories) and Osama Alomar (The Teeth of the Comb and Other Stories).

Elliott Colla, Associate Professor, Dept. of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, will present on Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchen of this City. Or, a century of war literature in the Middle East.

Mohammad Alahmad, Assistant Teaching Professor at CCAS, will present on the strategy of the Assad’s regime in confronting the Syrian revolution.

We hope you will join us for an illuminating, poignant look into Syria, through the eyes of these talented scholars.

**Lunch will be provided. Coffee and registration begins at 9:30am***

The CCAS Boardroom is wheelchair accessible. For any other accommodation requests, please don’t hesitate to contact Azza Altiraifi at aa1967@georgetown.edu.

This workshop is funded in part by a Department of Education Title VI grant to support Georgetown University’s National Resource Center – Middle East & North Africa.


December 2, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Georgetown University Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, 3700 O Street, NW, 241 Intercultural Center ICC, Washington, DC 20057, USA
1401 Center St NW
Washington, DC United States


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