Department of English

Author Hoda Barakat to speak at roundtable discussion

Thu, March 12, 2009 | Texas Union, Lonestar Room

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Originally from Lebanon and now livin in Paris, Hoda Barakat is one of the most important Arab authors writing today. She is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Prize, the most prestigious award in Arabic literature. Her works have been published in more than 10 languages. Barakat is best known for her powerful novels, set during or after the Lebanese civil war (1975-1990). All of her novels to date are first-person male narratives, complicating gender perceptions and revealing how entwined sex, violence and identity are. Barakat pushes the boundaries of narration by internalizing the war in fiction written in an idiosyncratic Arabic language.

This event is free.  Please visit the On Campus Calendar for more information. 

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