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Tahar Ben Jelloun and Rita Nezami Zoom Event

October 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm1:20 pm

Tahar Ben Jelloun and Rita Nezami Zoom Event

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 1:00-2:20 PM
Registration Deadline October 12.

Moderated by Patrice Nganang, Africana Studies.

Born in Morocco, Tahar Ben Jelloun migrated to France in 1971 where he has become one of the most celebrated contemporary authors. In acclaimed novels like, The Sacred Night, This Blinding Absence of Light, and Leaving Tangier, Ben Jelloun develops a powerfully lyrical and poetic language; rich in fairy tale, imagery, metaphor, and symbolism. His prose explores the mechanisms of oppression, injustice, racism, gender, the criminalization of migration, corruption and marginality. Sponsored by HISB and the Department of Africana Studies with special thanks to the students in the seminar on African Literature.

This is a Zoom event. Registration is required to participate. Entrance and/or removal of participants from the lecture/meeting room will be at the discretion of Humanities Institute at Stony Brook.

This event will be recorded. By submitting your registration, you consent to SBU video and photo release terms and conditions found at https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/humanities/about/video_photo_consent_release.php

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