October 13, 2018 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Join us for a discussion of You as of Today: My Homeland Stories of War, Self, and Love by Tayseer al-Sboul; translated by Nesreen Akhtarkhavari.

Rama Hamarneh, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin will lead a discussion of Jordanian author and poet, Tayseer al-Sboul’s You as of Today: My Homeland Stories of War, Self, and Love.  Winner of the 1968 Al-Nahar Award for best Arabic novel, You as of Today is considered the first post-modernist historical Arabic novella.  Rich with tales of war, love, politics, censorship, and the search for self in a complex and conflicting Arab world at a critical time in its history, al-Sboul unveils the inner nature of social, political, and religious patterns of life in Arab society with an honesty and skill that renders You as of Today a testimony of human experiences that transcend the boundaries of time and place.

Part of the In Translation series.

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