One Tuesday, June 20th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT Online
Lecture and discussion. This live class will be recorded and available for later viewing.
Join us for a journey into Palestinian society via another beautifully written novel by Isabella Hammad. This time we are using theater and Hamlet – one of Shakespeare’s powerful plays to better understand the turmoil in Palestine. According to the book review in the NYT: “In “Enter Ghost,” concealment and subterfuge end poorly, as the title — and “Hamlet” — would suggest. Indeed, the novel seems to argue, real growth and connection, both political and personal, cannot begin until everyone’s ghosts have emerged from hiding. Art is, if nothing else, a powerful tool for coaxing them out.” The author intertwines both personal and historical ghosts into this novel for us to better understand the angst and turmoil in Palestine and the Middle East today. One Tuesday, June 20th, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EDT Online
Enter Ghost by Isabella Hammad 9780802162380
Heba F. El-Shazli is an Egyptian-American and an avid lover and reader of literature from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She is an associate professor of political science at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s Master’s Degree Program at the Center for Democracy and Civil Society. Heba teaches courses on governments and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, Islam and politics, international relations, and the role of civil society and social movements in democratization. She has a Ph.D. in Planning, Governance, and Globalization (PGG) with a specialization in Governance and International Affairs from Virginia Tech’s School of Public and International Affairs and a Master’s degree from Georgetown University. She was the Director of MENA programs at the Solidarity Center (2004-2011) and the Deputy MENA Regional Director at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) from 2001 until 2004. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (www.cfr.org)
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