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Palestine as Anti-narrative: Adania Shibli in Conversation with Diya Abdo, Meta DuEwa Jones, and Mark Rifkin

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join novelist Adania Shibli in conversation with scholars of Arab, African American, and Indigenous American literature.



Diya Abdo, Lincoln Financial Professor of English and Creative Writing, Guilford College

Meta DuEwa Jones, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature

Mark Rifkin, Professor of English, UNC Greensboro

Moderated by Nadia Yaqub, Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Adania Shibli is a writer of many genres, including novels, plays, short stories, and narrative essays. She was awarded the Qattan Young Writer’s Award-Palestine in 2001 for her novel Masas, translated as Touch  (Clockroot), and in 2003 for her novel Kulluna ba’id bi-dhat al miqdar `an al-hubb, translated as We Are All Equally Far from Love (Clockroot). Her latest novel Tafsil thanawi, translated as Minor Detail (New Directions), was shortlisted for the National Book Award in 2020 and awarded the LiBuraturpreis, also known as the Litprom prize, in Germany in 2023. Her nonfiction writings include the art book Dispositions (Qattan Publications) and the edited collection of essays A Journey of Ideas Across: In Dialog with Edward Said, (Berlin: HKW). Shibli also engages in academic research and taught  in the Department of Philosophy and Cultural studies at Birzeit University from 2013 to 2018.


DATE & TIME: Tuesday, April 2 | 6:00 – 7:30 pm

LOCATION: Hamilton Hall, Room 100

Free and open to the public. Registration is required and space is limited. 



This talk is being presented in partnership with:

The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, The Center for European Studies, The Institute for the Arts and Humanities, the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the Department of Communication, the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Curriculum in Peace War, and Defense


April 2
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Hamilton Hall
102 Emerson Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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