Explore the Arab World, a vast area rich in ancient and contemporary culture with guides from the region and scholars of its arts and literature. 

Through book discussions, arts programs, language classes and culinary experiences, you will find yourself traversing captivating terrain. No passport needed.

February -- Gulf States

Wadjda

FEBRUARY 5, 2019
6:00PM

FLETCHER ROOM

FILM SCREENING

Wadjda is the story of a fun-loving 10-year old girl determined to turn her dreams into reality. A groundbreaking film that is hilarious, heartbreaking and inspiring all at once.

 

 

 

Hend and the Soldiers by Badriah Albeshr

FEBRUARY 19, 2019
6:00PM

FLETCHER ROOM

BOOK DISCUSSION 

Lesley Wright leads the discussion of this poignant novel from Saudi Arabian journalist Badriah Albeshr.
Hend is a young Saudi Arabian woman struggling to challenge her conservative society, which is represented by various soldiers, real and metaphorical, in her life. 

 

 

 

 

For more information, contact Barbara Shatara at 802.865.7211 or bshatara@burlingtonvt.gov

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