Al-Mutanabbi Street: Poetry and Art from Tragedy - Afaf Nash and Susan Slyomovics

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Afaf Nash reads "there is still a sun that rises…"by Abdul Satar (Abu Ali), from the documentary film A Candle for the Shabandar Cafe (directed by Emad Ali). Susan Slyomovics reads the English translation of the same poem.

Afaf Nash is an Iraqi American born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq. Her educational background includes a B.A in English Literature from the University of Baghdad and an M.A in Linguistics from California State University, Fullerton. She currently is a PhD student in the department of Applied Linguistics at UCLA.

Susan Slyomovics is Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, as well as the Director of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA. Her research interests include gender, human rights, folklore and material culture, and visual anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa. Her publications include The Performance of Human Rights in Morocco, Waging War and Making Peace: Reperations and Human Rights (editor), and The Object of Memory: Arab and Jew Narrate the Palestinain Village.

Duration: 5:43

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Published: Thursday, April 26, 2012