[act-ma] Sat, April 23, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Raja Shehadeh at Center for Arabic Culture

Amy Hendrickson amyh at texnology.com
Thu Apr 21 08:54:29 PDT 2011

[from Naila Jirmanus]

Raja Shehadeh at CAC

A Rift in Time: Travels with my Ottoman Uncle

Saturday, April 23, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Center for Arabic Culture (CAC)
191 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Free and open to the public. Free parking available. T-accessible.

CAC is honored to welcome the acclaimed author Raja Shehadeh, whose  works include:
A Rift in Time: Travels with my Ottoman Uncle 


When the Bulbul Stopped Singing and Palestinian Walks, which won the Orwell Prize
in 2007. In addition to Raja Shehahed's accomplished literary career he is a lawyer,
dedicated human rights activist and founder of Al-Haq 
a human rights NGO. 

His latest accomplishment is to rank among the world's 500 most
influential Arabs [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=gfvorrcab&et=1105193056713&s=182&e=001ps-1TFR6-m5BJPjlZaPWc04FFox4aUMwB-yejJV-62B0Xwt5tS3UFxEA2RxTgC50ALt0SPRpjqMqihAhIvOJ963EIA1_qDOraF7goylnFRFI55HF-PyYj_bEBzccyo33qmEe2vTmRtwH_NmfZndjr7_puYPtTwts].

Raja Shehadeh will be reading from his latest book, A Rift in Time: Travels with
  my Ottoman Uncle and signed copies will be available for purchase.

A Rift in Time is a family memoir written in luminescent prose, but it is also a
  reflection on how Palestine - in particular the disputed Jordan Rift Valley - has
been transformed. Most of Palestine's history and that of its people is buried deep
in the ground: whole villages have disappeared and names have been erased from the
map. Yet by seeing the bigger picture of the landscape and the unending struggle
  for freedom as Shehadeh does, it is still possible to look towards a better future,
free from Israeli or Ottoman oppression.

If you cannot attend and would like to purchase a signed copy of Mr. Shehadeh's
book, please contact us at info at cacboston.org [mailto:info at cacboston.org] or 877.222.9740.
  With advance notice, we can accommodate custom signings of the book.

The Center for Arabic Culture [CAC] is a non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating
Arabic language, culture, art, history, and Arab-American cultural experience. We
promote Arabic culture in all of its regional and historic varieties and links to
other cultures in an open, democratic, and humanistic way with no affiliation to
  religion or ethnic identification.
We always need your help!  If you would like to donate, please visit us at http://www.cacboston.org/donate.htm

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