Book Launch: “Writing Beirut”
November 4, 2015 6:30 PM (EST)
LAU New York
Writing Beirut: Mappings of the City in the Modern Arabic Novel explores the city in 16 Arabic novels focusing on the urban/rural divide, the imagined and idealized city, the city through panoramic views and pedestrian acts, the city as sexualized and gendered, and the city as a palimpsest.
Author Samira Aghacy has more than two decades of service as an LAU professor, chairperson, dean and interim director of the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World.