Join us for a discussion of You as of Today: My Homeland Stories of War, Self, and Love by Tayseer al-Sboul; translated by Nesreen Akhtarkhavari.
Rama Hamarneh, PhD Candidate in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin will lead a discussion of Jordanian author and poet, Tayseer al-Sboul’s You as of Today: My Homeland Stories of War, Self, and Love. Winner of the 1968 Al-Nahar Award for best Arabic novel, You as of Today is considered the first post-modernist historical Arabic novella. Rich with tales of war, love, politics, censorship, and the search for self in a complex and conflicting Arab world at a critical time in its history, al-Sboul unveils the inner nature of social, political, and religious patterns of life in Arab society with an honesty and skill that renders You as of Today a testimony of human experiences that transcend the boundaries of time and place.
Part of the In Translation series.