Public Engagement

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Nonfiction Forum: Alia Malek

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Klein Conference Room, Room A510, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall Room 510, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011

Alia Malek is the author of The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria (Nation Books 2017), A Country Called Amreeka: US History Re-Told Through Arab American Lives (Simon & Schuster 2009) and editor of Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustices (McSweeney's 2011) and EUROPA أوروپا  : An Illustrated Introduction to Europe for Migrants and Refugees (2016). Her reportage has appeared in the New York Times, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker online, the Nation, the Christian Science MonitorJadaliyyaMcSweeney’sGuernica and other publications. She is a recipient of fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and in November 2016, she was honored with the 12th annual Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Photo: Peter van Agtmael, MAGNUM Photos

Moderated by Zia Jaffrey, faculty, Creative Writing Program. 

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program. 

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Writing and Literature


Schools of Public Engagement, Creative Writing Program




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