Monday, April 02, 2012

Meet the Author: Susan Abulhawa

Lifting the Veil: A look at the Middle East Conflict Through the Eyes of Palestinians, Moral Authorities, and Human Rights Organizations


Lecture by Susan Abulhawa


Thursday, April 19 at 7 p.m.
College Union Building Ballroom

Susan Abulhawa is the author of the 2010 novel, Mornings in Jenin and the founder of Playgrounds for Palestine, an NGO that builds playgrounds in Palestine and UN refugee camps in Lebanon. Born to Palestinian refugees of the 1967 War, Abulhawa grew up in several places, including Kuwait, Jordan and occupied East Jerusalem before coming to the United States. She did graduate work at the University of South Carolina and had a career in medical science, but turned to writing after being frustrated by biased news coverage of the plight of Palestinians. Her work has appeared in U.S. and international newspapers as well as in periodicals.

This event is part of Conflict and Resistance in the Middle East, a reading, film, and lecture series focused on life during conflict in the Middle East. All events are free and open to the public.

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