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Sayed Kashua: From Israel to Illinois


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Sayed Kashua: From Israel to Illinois, interview by Claire Holden Rothman.
1:30pm on Saturday, April 28
Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal, 4040 boul. Saint-Laurent

An Arab-Israeli who writes in Hebrew, Sayed Kashua's latest book is Native: Dispatches from an Israeli-Palestinian Life. He also writes a weekly column for Haaretz and is the creator of the prize-winning sitcom, Arab Labor. He moved from Israel to Champaign, Illinois, where he teaches at the University of Illinois. He talks about identity, culture and living far from home.

Sayed Kashua will be interviewed by Montreal writer and translator Claire Holden Rothman.

This event is part of Metropolis bleu / Blue Metropolis' Almemar* series, which brings Jewish writers from near and far to discuss culture, art and humour, all at a stone's throw from the historic Jewish stomping ground of The Main, aka rue St-Laurent.

*The raised platform in a synagogue on which the reading desk stands and where the Torah is read (also bema)

This event was made possible through partnership with Gabriel Safdie, the Cole Foundation, and the Museum of Jewish Montreal