HAIFA ZANGANA AND PROFESSOR HAMID DABASHI COMPARE PERSONAL HISTORIES OF IRAQ AND IRAN AT THE CUNY GRADUATE CENTER ON SEPTEMBER 22.
ZANGANA READS FROM HER NEW MEMOIR, DREAMING OF BAGHDAD AT BLUESTOCKINGS BOOKS SEPTEMBER 23.
“We did not struggle for decades to replace one torturer with another.”
London-based journalist and author Haifa Zangana offers critical analysis and inimitable life experience to issues around Iraq, tourture, resistance, and exile. In Dreaming of Baghdad, Zangana lucidly recalls her childhood in Iraq; years of radical activism against Saddam Hussien and the 70s Baath regime; capture and forced exile; and her attempts to keep up hope for her home country. She will be available for in-person interview September 21-24.
Tuesday September 22nd, 2009 7:00 pm, Martin E. Segal Theatre
HAIFA ZANGANA & HAMID DABASHI in Conversation
Who speaks for Iraqi women? Who speaks for the Middle East? Hamid Dabashi, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University, joins Haifa Zangana, writer, activist and political prisoner in Iraq in the 1970’s, to discuss their parallel experiences growing up in Iran and Iraq in the same era on different sides of the border, and the complexities of speaking for and about their troubled homelands. Moderated by Sara Pursley, Managing Editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies.
Co-Sponsored by MEMEAC, The Feminist Press, and Arte East
Wednesday, September 23rd @ 7PM - Free
Reading: Haifa Zangana “Dreaming of Baghdad”
Join the Feminist Press and Code Pink for an event featuring Iraqi writer Haifa Zangana discussing her memoir, “Dreaming of Baghdad,” in which she recounts her life as a political activist organizing against Saddam Hussein’s tyrannical regime. Subjected to torture, imprisonment, and eventually exile, Zangana pays tribute to friends, family and comrades lost in struggle.
Advance review copies of Dreaming of Baghdad are available. Contact [email protected] to request.
DREAMING OF BAGHDAD
By Haifa Zangana
Foreword by Hamid Dabashi
Afterword by Ferial J. Ghazoul
Translated from the Arabic by Paul Hammond and Haifa Zangana
September 22, 2009
Paperback: $15.95 US/ $17.50 CAN
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