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"Sayed Kashua on Humor, Hope and Hopelessness"

When: Sunday, February 4, 2024
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: Norris University Center, McCormick Auditorium, 1999 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Nancy Gelman   (847) 491-2612

Group: The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Category: Academic


Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series

"Sayed Kashua on Humor, Hope and Hopelessness" 

A talk by the acclaimed Israeli-Palestinian author and screenwriter Sayed Kashua on his life and upbringing in Israel


Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, is a prominent Hebrew author, and screenwriter. Kashua is known for his novels and Israeli TV series Arab Labor, The Writer, and Madrasa. His humorous columns in the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz were collated into a book titled Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life. In a humorous, tongue-in-cheek style, Kashua addresses the challenges faced by Arabs in Israel, caught between two worlds. His critically-acclaimed novels have been awarded the prestigious Bernstein Prize and been shortlisted for the international IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Kashua’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, and The Guardian, among other publications.

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