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Driss Ksikes: Literature, Politics and Living Art in North Africa Today

When: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM CT

Where: John Evans Center, 1800 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Lexy Gore   (847) 467-5314

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings


This lecture tackles the ethical and political issues raised by artistic and literary productions across North Africa, concentrating especially in Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. It will utilize specific examples of theatre, film, and literature.

Driss Ksikes is a Morrocan artist, playwright, novelist, journalist, and human rights advocate. He is currently a professor of media and culture at the Institut des hautes études de management (HEM) in Rabat, and directs their research center, and has published a number of plays, novels, and academic essays on Moroccan cultural life.

Ksikes' visit to Northwestern is a collaboration of MENA, the Center for the Writing Arts, the Theater Department, and the Buffett Institute French and the Global Humanities Working Group.

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