Egyptian Poet Yasser Abdel Latif will be doing an Arabic Poetry Reading on Thursday, October 22nd in Ingraham 336 at 5:30 pm. Excerpts from his poems will be read in both English and Arabic.
Abdel Latif will also be giving a public lecture with fellow writer Mabrouk Rachedi on Friday, October 23rd at 4pm at the French House, 633 North Frances Street. Abdel Latif’s lecture is entitled “From a Central Antique: Land-Layers of Identities.” Rachedi’s lecture is entitled “Bridging Identities: Re-Centering the Margins”, and will be presented in both English and French.
Yasser Abdel Latif is the author of two poetry collections; the latest [‘Nocturnal Round’] was published in 2009. His first novel [‘Law of Inheritance’] won the 2005 Sawiris Prize in the young authors category. Abdel-Latif has also edited the short story collection [‘Half Past Seven on Wednesday Evenings’] and his articles and translations have appeared in numerous magazines. He is also a scriptwriter; his screen credits include No One Came Back (2007), The Eagle Road (2004), and An Upright Citizen from Maadi (2002). He is currently a writer in residence at Iowa University.
These events are co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, the African Studies Program, and the Center for Interdisciplinary French Studies, with generous support from the Department of French and Italian and the French House.